#MondayMusings : Of plans and not having them
Last Wednesday, when I was told that Thursday would be holiday due to Karnataka bandh, I kept wondering what would I do for 4 days as Friday was Republic Day and then there was the weekend. I had no plans. Not that I hadn’t tried making any. Since I already knew that it would be long weekend, there was a plan made with friends at work for a trip, but that plan was cancelled before we could even start discussing where we would go! I was sad but I told myself that I could manage for 3 days, but 4 days was sounded a little difficult to handle! But now when Monday is here, I’m feeling bad that those 4 days are over!
So what did I do?
I read. I read a lot. I picked up two books on the birthdays of the authors and finished them both. Read a few pages of two more books as well. I read a lot of blogposts and articles. Reading never makes me feel bored. Though I’m somone who likes to read and can read all day, I’m also someone who likes to go out! So off to a movie I went (Mind you, I can count on my fingers the number of times I’ve gone for a movie!). I took up a course and did some of the coursework. All this apart from the usual things I do on a weekend. I got my 8 full hours of sleep on all the days. All this may seem to be ordinary, just a bunch of ways somone spent the holidays in a not-so-interesting way, but this made me realize something.
It is okay when plans don’t work the way you want them to. It is okay when plans fail. It is okay when plans don’t materialize and most importantly sometimes, it is okay not to have a plan at all. You can choose to spend time feeling bad about not having any plans or about failed plans. But you can choose to spend that same time doing something that you love or doing something totally unplanned. It is good to surprise yourself. You never know what you are capable of! Enjoy your own company. There are so many cool things that you can do and there is so little time! Make every moment count!
And while you are busy spending your time having the time of your life (yes, because every moment comes just once in your life!) , life has its own way of throwing pleasant surprises at you! My main concern on the bundh day was food as my PG doesn’t serve lunch on weekdays. No Swiggy or other delivery services due to the bandh. Imagine how happy I was when my friend brought me some food- Fish Thali to be precise : D
Live in the moment. It is good to have plans but it also good not obsessing over them. If everything went according to a plan, there would be no surprises, there would be nothing new!
Linking this to Monday Musings at Everyday Gyaan.
Missed writing my Monday Musings last week as I fell sick last Sunday evening and Monday was a very hectic day!