#AtoZChallenge : Quiet times
Morning is here. And then begins the rush and madness to deal with the day. For me it is an everyday thing. No matter how hard I try, there is always something that goes wrong. I need to hurry and in the end, at times I’ve to give up on something. In all this madness finding some quiet time becomes next to impossible!
With work taking most of my time and daily chores taking the rest, there is no time to relax. And then there are some unforeseen situations which demanded immediate attention. In short no time for myself. It is crazy!
I longed for some time to just sit down and relax as the gentle breeze blows. To gaze at the night sky after a long day at work.
I longed for some time to think about my life and make some plans for the future.
I longed for some time to pick up that novel I’d left half read and finish it. And yes, also finish reading the large pile of books which I had bought the last time from a sale.
I longed for some time to just write down all the thoughts that were in my mind. There were ideas for new stories and poems but there was just not enough time.
I tried to juggle a lot of things but succeeded in none. Yes I knew I had to do what I loved but doing it just for the sake of doing it didn’t feel right. It added on to the stress. And the constant disturbances when I was trying to focus on something didn’t help either.
I needed some quiet time. There were a lot of things on my to do list. But I needed a break. I closed my laptop and then walked to my terrace. I sat there gazing at the stars and the moon. The breeze was blowing gently and I sat there for a while. After a few minutes, I went down to my room. I took a note book and I began making a time table. There was one prominent thing on that time table – “Me time”. It was something that I needed but had missed all this time!
Sometimes we need a few of those quiet times to calm down and then make important decisions. At times, we need these little breaks just relax ourselves and not let the stress of everyday life get in our way. Sometimes all we need to do is just “Breathe”.
I’m participating in the A to Z Challenge and all through April I’ll be writing about the Life and Times of a Twenty something! What are you best memories or expectations from your twenties? Let me know in the comments.