Friday, November 15, 2013



Quite a word, isn't it? This word was literally ringing in my head for some time so then a thought struck my mind. Why don’t I dedicate one whole post to this word? And in this post, I will remind you of the part the word plays in your daily life.
OK then, for those of you who have no idea what I’m talking about, Procrastination means ‘postponing things one should be doing’. And well, we can see a lot of real life examples around us including ourselves. Just think for a moment, have you given your clothes for laundry? Have you shaved? Have you finished your assignment? When do we have to start studying for an upcoming test?
Well, the things I've mentioned above, majority of the people prefer postponing them for a later time and end up doing all of them at the last minute . For instance, because I’m writing this post, I've postponed a lot of things which aren't worth talking about right now. But then the main question arises? Why do we procrastinate?
I’m not asking the question to you. Rather you should ask this question to yourself. Why?
Well according to me, Procrastination happens when we are emotionally or physically drained or maybe you can even say that we are lazy by nature. Once this bug (read procrastination) bites us, Newton’s First Law takes us down. The object, which in this case is nothing but us, tends to remain at rest unless an external force acts on it. The main problem is that we lose interest in doing that one work and ultimately end up delaying a lot of things and do things which in the first place are totally avoidable. Stress, anxiety and tension are also the major reasons why we procrastinate and it’s damn true. I've experienced it myself infinite number of times and due to that, I've faced a lot of trouble later on. Lack of motivation to do something is another reason why we avoid doing things.
So then, what’s the solution for keeping this bug away from us?
It’s pretty simple but people choose to dump this one hell of an idea- Get your ass up and start exercising your body. Now you get it? But nowadays, most of the people don’t (By the way, all the credit goes to Television, Facebook and other nonsense stuff we keep looking into). Exercise is a very important part of one’s life and it keeps all your worries at bay as well as increases your productivity level as well as make you feel like doing all the pending work you have. Balanced diet is another important thing which would keep your energy level high and then, your to-do-list is completed effortlessly. And one more thing, never lose hope. Keep yourself motivated no matter what circumstances you are in.

In the end, I’d say one thing to all those who procrastinate- Don’t make the saying ‘All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy’ into reality. I’ll prefer keeping it out of my life.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Blog Report

Well, as a part of my English project, I was given a choice- either work on letters or blogs. After a lot of brain-storming, I finally decided upon writing blog.  The reason is that while I was in 9th grade, I heard about blog somewhere because one of my mother’s cousin used to write it (Currently, He’s inactive). So then, one day, I suddenly decided to maintain a blog and ended up writing some posts. But then, I lost interest after sometime and discontinued. But then again the decision was taken, I WILL revive my blog.
The reasons this time where completely different. I wanted my posts to be more matured (the posts I wrote previously were quite amateurish according to me, by the way) and be more informative and one most important thing, I should be able to convey my thoughts in a more meaningful manner.
So the first post which I wrote after a hiatus was Indian English. I was quite fascinated and annoyed the way Indians speak English. So when I sat down to write down my first post, Indian English came to my mind. And well, this time, I researched for a lot of videos and pictures that would help my blog better. The main focus of my blog was that how our cultural diversities has affected the way we converse in English with distinct accents and on how we ignore grammar while speaking English later resulting in nothing but trouble all the way. This post, I confess, was the most researched post I’ve ever worked upon.
And then the second post arrived which was on childhood. You see, amidst all the chaos and trouble I was facing currently, a lot of thoughts were going in and out of my head and that one thing which was always and is still there in my mind was the time when I was a carefree kid. The main emphasis of this post was that how childhood makes us forget all the anxiety, depression we have in our minds for a moment and makes us want to relive those beautiful moments.
Talking about the third post, I was initially writing a post comparing our film industry with that of Hollywood. But in the end, I ended up writing a post comparing old songs with the current songs. Strange, isn’t it? The main focus of this post was on the reason why the so-called melody in today’s songs has disappeared all of a sudden.
Speaking of response, although I tried my best promoting the blog but I was unable to gather number of comments I expected to gather. But nevertheless, I received a few responses which you can see in the comment section of each post.
I've learnt a lot while writing these three posts (and this report as well). The most important thing that I learnt was that you should be very much regular with posting new posts and it should be always kept short (Well, that depends on you depending on the knowledge you have about the topic on which you are writing) but should make an impact on the reader irrespective of what the post is talking about.
I confess that I tried to be regular in this second innings of writing blogs and well, I've been successful to a large extent though I still need to buck up and write some more blogs knowing that a lot of things are kept in store for the future so that time is not too far when I’ll be posting on a regular basis.
But for now, the revival has been quite satisfying according to me and I hope to keep posting more interesting and detailed stuff in the near future.