• Aakansha Mahajan

Living or just existing?

Life is really busy. We all are certainly living a life where most of us always feel over worked and short of time. Short of time to do something more than what we are actually doing, more than just work. But are we really living or just existing? Are we actually busy in doing something so important that it over powers what we want to do and are supposed to do?

Most of us start our day by complaining about the long working hours, never ending work, submission deadlines for the projects, and what not. We spend our day in figuring out what all we need to do on urgent basis and tries to prioritise what’s important and what is not. In this hustling schedule, we have actually come far from living our lives.

“The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.”

- Stephen Covey

Look back and think- how much quality time have you spend with your family in the last one week where you were actually engrossed in enjoying their company and not thinking anything about work, pressure and deadlines…L

I am sure most of us have no answer to it. Many of us do not even remember the last time when we actually utilized our time in doing something which makes us happy and gives us peace.

But as we all know the work is never ending and the bad news is time flies.

The work will never end, the projects will keep coming with more restricted deadlines, the pressure will always be there however, we need to sit and pause for a while, we need to think that how will this work help me ten years from now. Will I ever be able to get back this time again?

I am not saying that you need to stop working and start enjoying but you need to manage your time in such a way that you don’t regret your this life a few years later.

Think- Will I ever have the same energy that I have today to do much more than just work? If I do not have time now, will I ever have it?


Take out time to do what makes you happy. Celebrate what you have. Join some dance class or a yoga class or a happy club. Go for a walk. Meditate. Spend your weekend with your loved ones. Plan a surprise visit to a friend’s home. Invite your relatives over a dinner party. Plan a short trip. Exercise. Sleep. Greet everybody you meet with a genuine smile. Do whatever makes you believe that you are living and not just existing. Be happy and make everyone around you happy. Complain less, smile more.

Instead of wondering about others who are doing all this, try and do it for yourself. For you, for your family and your loved ones.

Time will fly anyway, see what all you are able to gather to cherish later on.

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