No excuses please!

 
Too many important things happening in my life
I am too busy to sort things
Sorry I forgot
...these are the excuses that we sometimes hear or  we many a times give.
 
Maybe these are not just excuses but facts. There may be too many things taking place in our life or may be not so many than we think. Most of the times, there are things that have to be completed but are not under our control, sometimes insignificant activities but their mere presence intimidate us.
 
For example, when I used to live alone, while at onsite, I had to do all my chores myself (which I was not used to). Sometimes at office, by evening, I used to get a bit low thinking of the things after reaching home. Once a colleague asked me about it. I replied, "I have so many tasks to do....Cook food. Do the laundry. Have food. Do the dishes".
 
He smiled at my answer. And replied to which I had no answer, "Ok about cooking and eating. But what about laundry and dishes. You have washing machine with dryer and also a dish washer. You don’t have to do anything, just load the things, and press a button, that's it".
 
Yes, he was right. I was just lazy or maybe in the absence of household responsibility back in India, I was intimidated by small chores away from home. Or rather I was over-rating the tasks.
 
Most of the times, it's not the significance but the long list, that makes us a bit nervous. I have experienced that one thing that helps in such cases is creating a checklist and assigning date or time for each task. Striking the completed chores gives our mind a satisfaction and a picture of where we stand and visual assurance of completion which we lack when the task list is on our mind.
 
I know I sound too preachy. Well, I just heard those words from a friend and the old days peeped from the memoirs.
 
But the truth is someday somehow we have to sort things and take our life in our control. Some things are important which cannot be relegated or given excuses. Rather, we should go by the Nike tag (my favourite too) Just do it!

Comments

  1. what works best for you..seems like you have figured it all out.. good.

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  2. yes life does not gives you time to do things, you have to take out time for finding those lil moments of happiness in our lifes.. being a s.e. for a while and yes after a while I started getting dull, then I decided to escape dullness :)

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  3. yes life does not gives you time to do things, you have to take out time for finding those lil moments of happiness in our lifes.. being a s.e. for a while and yes after a while I started getting dull, then I decided to escape dullness :)

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  4. hahahahahaha

    I use these to scare others

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  5. i agree with u completely these are lame excuses..and few excuses even i used in my recent post...U know at times we r not grounded in work and still feel like doing nothing....

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  6. I agree with you. There are so many occasions when we try to hide face in the comfort of excuses, even when doing all those tasks would have taken very little effort or time.

    It's the right approach to stick to the motto "just do it "

    Cheers!!

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  7. Can't we just keep on moving forward doing what needs to be done rather than doing what one wants.. I think ones we understand the difference and keep going forward, a time comes when there is no difference in the two and life becomes magical..

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  8. Good one, Megha. Please share more writings based on personal experience.

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  9. Thank you all for sharing your thoughts. Lets take a pledge...Sort it & Do it... i have to see for how many days i stick with it ;)

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  10. good one, Megha ... seems you have changed over to literature from software developer ... nicely compiled and expressed ... sure everyone goes through this state of mind ... everyone gives excuse of busy schedule and grumbles of no time ... we spend time to find time ...

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  11. I am so busy these days... But still I read and commented on your post!

    You should be inspired by me...

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