I have become very irregular with blogging these days because I am going through a lazy phase. I wouldn’t call this ‘writer’s block’ because there is no dearth of ideas. I even managed to write a few posts however never posted them. Therefore, I have decided that I will post something daily on the remaining 20 days of this month. This is just a desperate attempt to revive my blogging and come out of this stupid shell that I have gone into.
Today morning I got shocking news that our fellow blogger Alok Singhal from The Learning Curve has left us forever. It was unbelievable. Alok was one of the first bloggers whom I had started following in the early days of my blogging career. His travel blogs always inspired me. He was a blogging senior whom I always looked up to. I cannot imagine how his lovely wife Saru must be coping. Saru herself is also an accomplished blogger. Her poems are sensitive and poignant. They were one of the great blogger couples. It is difficult to imagine how a lovely couple is torn apart.
In July, my husband lost his best friend. These days, we get to hear of so many young people dying that it scares me. Stress, unhealthy lifestyle, emotional issues are leading our generation to a dark hole. These days I do not find anyone who is genuinely happy. Whenever we gather for a friend’s meet, the only thing we discuss is office/business stress. Even kids are stressed. I do not remember hearing the word ‘stress’ when I was growing up. My father used to have occasional stress in office yet most of the time he was happy. Most of them were happy, however, these days most of us are in pursuit of happiness. We should rethink the whole thing.
Now coming back to me, I am realizing that I am gradually becoming addicted to my mobile phone. Just like a typical addict I know I am wasting my time on social media yet I am unable to withdraw myself. Therefore as the saying goes ‘desperate times, desperate measures’, I took some drastic steps and deleted all social media apps on my mobile. I have only kept Whatsapp because these days most people use WhatsApp instead of email to send messages. I will strictly stop using social media on my mobile for 20 days. If I succeed then I am going to continue this forever. In the next 20 days, I wish to read more books.
The other thing that I wish to do is make phone calls. FYI, I am a person who hardly calls anybody. I am fine with sending messages but hardly make any effort to call people. I often get complains from my Aunt, Uncle, Mom-in-law that I never call them. Unlike other wives, I don’t even call my husband. Therefore if I ever call he immediately understands that there is some emergency. I admit I am bad at calling people. I even call my best friend once in two months. Therefore in the next 20 days, I plan to call up people. Today I already started and made the first call to my Masi. She was pleasantly surprised. Her first question was “are you okay?”
So to sum up…
- Post Daily
- No Social Media usage from mobile
- Call up people
- No sugar (bonus resolution)
- Exercise daily (bonus resolution)
So friends, stay tuned and check my progress…..