|Make life lighter. Be a child. Laugh :D, Smile :)|
Like the jetlag that haunts after a long flight trip, people from the corporate and the I.T world are haunted with long and endless boredom due to the monotonous work that they do everyday, doing the same things over and over again, living a life of dullness.
The secret to fizzle out that boredom and stress lies within you. Bring back your jazzy life. The key to bring back that sizzling magic is to relish and relive your childhood. Here are the first steps to go back to those days and yet be present in the moment now.
Point 1: Collect your childhood things which are left out in the old shelfs, boxes, sack bags, drawers and in the barn. Your old sketches, little scrapbooks, dairies, little presents which you thought mean of no value now and the toys. More important collect your childhood and teenage photographs
organize them and put them into an album. Clean up all your childhood items, organize and keep them in a place where only you’d access them.
Point2: Write a small note over each picture bringing back whatever you remember about the time when the picture was shot.Keep the album safe.
Point 3: Take a new notebook: Hey hey, I amn’t talking about the machine, I mean the real paper notebook. That’s your Joy Book. We’ll call it Your name’s Joy Book. Now, the Joy book is going to be your treasure of memories from your childhood and teenage.
Point 4: Thr Joy Book will have only happy and sweet memories, right from your childhood to this moment when you are reading this article.
Point 5: Start writing down all the sweet memories of your life one by one. It need not be in an order or in a timeline. Jot down anything you remember in a few lines or as much description as you wish to write about that sweet memory. Your first bicycle, your first best friend and the most beautiful memory with him/her, the day you bunked college with friends to see Rajnikant’s movie, the excitement you had when you received your first salary etc. Jot down everything whenever you remember and keep writing.
Point 6: Keep your Joy Book safe and take it out whenever you wanted to write.
Point 7: One mistake we all make is to get swept away in work and in the present life and forget the people in our past who made our life beautiful. Call up your old friends if you have their numbers, trace them on facebook and write a mail to them. Bringing back those people in your life once again makes life more jazzy and colourful.
Point 8: Have you been thankful to your mom and dad who gave you a life and who made you the person you are today? Give them a surprise gift and pamper their soul. Their blessings mean so much to you. See happiness in their face when their hearts bloom. Continue that habit of keeping your parents happy which should be on the top of your priority list.
Point 9: Search for your favourite teacher from your school life and his whereabouts. Give him/her a surprise visit and get his blessings. Gift him with a special something and make him happy. You’d come across a rush of happiness and all old sweet memories filling your heart.
Point 10: Find out that one simple wish of yours that is long over due, your one chinna chiina aasai that doesn’t involve money. Make it happen this week, make it a reality.
Point 10: Dance!
Hey, don’t forget to jot in all the sweet memories that have garlanded your soul. Now, read your Joy Book whenever you wanted to and relish in the joy of living. Kill that boredom with happiness through making people happy. Go get that sleezy, jazzy life and wake up that child in you to find true happiness.
Ah, it is raining outside my window while I write this, time for me to get wet along with the flowers. Let me fulfill my chinna chinna aasai once more. Ciao..J
Kalki Subramaniam is a Transgender rights activist, artist, actor, writer and founder of Sahodari Foundation. Her website is www.kalkisubramaniam.com. You can write to her at: firstname.lastname@example.org.