Yeah, I mean the ‘Menstruating Periods’ of women by the title of this post.
I have started with my preparations. It is moving like a tortoise, sleeping inside the shell more, than walking forward.
There is a connection between the two. I was again checking the post about Mr. Murugantham. It led me to something I read in the ‘Book of women’ by Osho. About Men also having cycle of emotion like the female natural cycle of menstruation. It was not about physical differences about male & female bodies. It was about the masculine & feminine qualities present, in different proportions, in each human body. I recalled something same from my first blog, when I was in college time.
My friend & I used to observe our study moods & daily activities. It went for a month & two. We found that we had a pattern in our actions/reactions. After some event occurred or any task was finished, we went through almost the same pattern every time. We would celebrate with some outing or would have a feast. After that we would pass our time watching movies, serials, TV shows. Then the boredom phase would start, we would sleep 10-16hr in a day or would not do anything at all. Then the guilt will start building up, feeling of disgust & loathing would follow. We would realize that we were in a rut & would look to others for some help/support/motivation. And then ,suddenly, we would start doing the productive stuff – reading at length for hours, studying course-books, talking about serious stuff.
Soon we forgot about the pattern & went our way without using it to our benefit.
Now, the pattern has changed considerably with many similarities. 😛
I have got many more lateral goals, some serious goals & the usual daily chores. I am writing this as I have again started to observe my pattern & note it down this time. I am aware about this pattern & I use it to my profit in case of tight schedules. Like preparing for an exam in a month or few weeks. And I think I am in such condition with stacks of study materials building up.
I thought of sharing the pattern here, but now I have decided against it. Well, you can guess what it will be like from my college pattern. Patterns Repeat.
(When you know you are crazy & smart. That’s what you do.)
You should also know about your periodical cycle. It helps a lot in increasing your productivity.
When I have figured out my pattern – you may find me sleeping, wasting time for weeks if the exam is far away. Because I like to rest (or I am lazy).And when the time will come you may catch me on a bad day – eating unhealthy oily food, watching movie/series, in a messy room, depressed & demotivated, wasting my time. But it will be only that single day & for the rest – you will not see me as I will be sitting on my desk, doing my work, alone in my room.
This time I think I will start early with increased productivity as I want to clear UPSC this year itself. I want to make it my final attempt. 🙂
You can find similar suggestions if you are into something creative. Or when you are an engineering student in India. 😀
P.S – the image is by Jessica Hagy. Check her quirky drawings at http://thisisindexed.com/