VALUE OF TIME

 

Imagine there is a bank that credits your account each morning with  Rupees 86,400. It carries over no balance from day to day. Every evening the bank deletes whatever part of the balance you failed to use during the day. What would you do? Draw out every Rupee , of course!

Each of us has such a bank. Its name is TIME. Every morning, it credits you with 86,400 seconds. Every night it writes off. You have lost whatever of this you have failed to invest to good purpose. It carries over no balance. It allows no overdraft. Each day it opens a new account for you. Each night it burns the remains of the day. If you fail to use the day's deposits, the loss is yours.

There is no going back.

There is no drawing against the tomorrow. You must live in the present on today's deposits. Invest it so as to get from it the utmost in health, happiness, and success!

The clock is running. Make the most of today.

To realize the value of ONE YEAR, ask a student who failed a grade.
To realize the value of ONE MONTH, ask a mother who gave birth to a premature baby.
To realize the value of ONE WEEK, ask the editor of a weekly newspaper.
To realize the value of ONE HOUR, ask the lovers who are waiting to meet.
To realize the value of ONE MINUTE, ask a person who missed the train.
To realize the value of ONE SECOND, ask a person who just avoided an accident.
Treasure every moment that you have!

And finally....a proverb,

Remember that TIME waits for no one.
YESTERDAY is history.
Tomorrow's mystery.
TODAY is a gift.
That's why it's called
THE PRESENT!

 

STRESS MANAGEMENT

 

If you've ever suffered from stress, you'll know how it feels. Tension headaches, back pain, acid stomach are among the physical symptoms. Emotionally stress causes temper outbursts, weepiness, inertia and a mind racing with thoughts about what needs to be done. We know it is bad for our health, especially in the long run, but many of us have learnt to live with the toils of everyday stress The good news is that there are some simple, free ways of reducing stress. It's all about letting go of the emotions in a safe, appropriate way.

Try one or more of the following suggestions:

1) If you are just mildly frustrated or annoyed take a couple of really deep breaths and imagine how the tension fizzles out. Then do something different than your immediate defence/attack reaction might have been.

2) Get used to screaming in a pillow when you feel that the whole world is against you. Notice how different you feel afterwards.

3) If you're in a public place go to the toilet, flush and let the frustration out in a pillow or in your upper arm, a so-called arm scream.

4) If you are really very angry and you're at home try a temper tantrum. Lie on the bed or a mattress and kick and bang your arms and legs at the same time like you've seen little kids do. Finish off with a series of pillow screams.

At the same time your relations function better when you are  not driven by stress and anger. And nobody has to see you do it or even know that you do it.

So next time you are in a heated discussion with a colleague, your friend or another family member and you feel you are about to explode, excuse yourself go somewhere private and take the "pill". Remember that taking care of your emotional health and well-being can add years to your life.