Get the bird’s eye view !!!

Earlier today, I was randomly running “the list of things to do” in my mind, both at work and at home. Notes to complete, topics to read up, presentations to do, projects to be entered, tests to be run ( oh no !!!) and at home..major “spring !” cleaning to do, grocery to be bought, shelves to be arranged !!! Did I mention about the laundry and bills to be paid !!!! The Internet, the electricity, the water bill…Omigosh, ‘m going bonkers !!!! I wanted pull out my hair and run haywire, screaming insane. But then, something , i mean – an image just popped into my head and made me realize, that it’s just another day in my life and there is always tomorrow to look for.This is what I saw…Hmmm interesting….Not so terrible after all….There’s a way out….Is it my imagination, or does the mountain look smaller…..
Hey, they definitely look small now…So the next time I panic, I’ll fly up to get the higher view and then maybe it won’t look so bad after all. Quoting  “Anxiety is love’s greatest killer. It makes others feel as you might when a drowning man holds on to you. You want to save him, but you know he will strangle you with his panic. Anais Nin .” I personally like the second line. It’s so easy to get swept away and be overwhelmed by the numerous problems or things to do, on a daily basis. Many a time it’s so difficult to remain calm and stable. You feel like running away, getting away as far as you can but it is not possible. What to do ? Stop thinking. Take a step back, back, again back…till you get the bigger picture……
Breathe and then, go farther  away from the mountain and watch it get smaller and smaller. How does it feel then? Looks like these problems may have an answer after all. For all these tasks come and go, but facing them and resolving them one-by-one is what makes us who we are – the survivors.


About ....the little thread of thoughts

through five yrs of med school, and now taking a 2 yr break before post-grad working in mission hosp in India; 'm one of ur norm' everyday ppl. Nothing dramatic goin' on in my life, but it's not so quiet either. Just "a lot of happenings". So, hi there n Have a great day :) View all posts by ....the little thread of thoughts

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