A second chance


“Sometimes in life, you’re not always given a second chance, but if you do, take advantage of it, and go out with a bang!”


I was dreading an event that was supposed to take place today. I was unprepared even after having sufficient time to prepare for it. I let my anxiety get the better of me, yet again. Or was I too comfortable being anxious and not having to put in the required efforts to fight back? I don’t really know. As the clock kept ticking to the time of the event, I started losing hope to get a positive outcome out of it. After all we can’t leave everything for our fate to decide.

Something magical happened an hour before the scheduled event. IT GOT POSTPONED! I didn’t know how to react. I literally got the gift of time from the Universe itself. This is how “second chances” must feel like. I was relieved and happy at the same time.

I woke up in the morning today promising myself that I would try my level best to be prepared for everything in life, as much as I can and not leave my life to unexpected chances. I will work hard to live up to to this new version of me. I hate last minute jitters yet I procrastinate till the end, every single time. Things can’t work like this no more. It’s time to change and put an end to this habit, one little step at a time. Let’s do this!

The power of priortizing


I always have a regret at the end of each day for not utilizing the day well enough. I’ve decided to live in the present and not concern myself with my past or future. This sure is a tough thing to do but with a concentrated effort and dedication anything is possible. If we focus on living in the present, every day becomes special and important. Earlier I used to live my life waiting for few special days and filling up the space in between by just existing and not living. I don’t wish to do that anymore. I want to live my life more with each passing day. I want to make every day of my life special than few momentous days.

To do that, I need to prioritize my days well. Every Friday I’m elated to spend the weekend doing everything that would make me happy. However, I end up spending half my day on the couch doing absolutely nothing. That’s not how I wish to spend the days of my life. One way to make sure I make everyday worthwhile is by prioritizing my tasks for each day. That way, I have something to look forward to each day. We were taught to prepare to do lists and timetables for our studies in school. I used to enjoy the process of making time tables, however, I’ve never been able to follow them throughout. I have a tendency to go overboard with my timetables and pack in a lot of tasks on a single day with the intention of being productive. No points in guessing that the excess tasks used to overwhelm me and I ended up procrastinating on all of them.

What I wish to do now is to make realistic to do lists. It’s okay if they have just 2/3 tasks for the day but I wish to jot them down and review them at the end of each day. This would ensure that I’m living my life rather than existing as I’ll have a written record of my life. I’ll try my level best to do this starting tomorrow, wish me luck!