My average day goes like this:
I wake up around 6:00, do yoga till 8:00, come home and get breakfast & lunch prepared, go to work, return around 7:00 in the evening depending on the work schedule, relax for probably an hour, prepare dinner, eat, watch television or read something (depending on whatever catches my fancy) and hit the bed by 11:00.
My average weekends go like this:
Wake up late on a Saturday (by late, I mean 9:30), read newspaper, have some tea, prepare breakfast/lunch or brunch (whatever works), catch up on sleep, wake up, go out and meet people (if there’s sthg planned) or watch a movie (if sthg interesting is running in a local multiplex), go out for dinner and head back home. Sunday is a replica of Saturday.
I don’t do the party scene anymore. When I say I don’t do it, I mean, I don’t voluntarily plan to hit the club on a weekend. My partying is more on a weekday when after a long or lousy day of work, I want to unwind then I hit a club.
Now, this has been my lifestyle over the last 7 years now. Dictated by my office hours. I have no choice but to follow it. Would I want it any other way? Yes! Probably more time in the evenings! Probably more time to unwind and have a life beyond this routine. We are so dictated by the lifestyle choices bestowed on us that we have forgotten to live a life. The minute I am free for an hour extra than the usual I begin to wonder what to do next. I begin to think I have nothing to do in my life. Why are we so worried about being busy? Remember the time in childhood and in college when we had practically loads and loads of free time and we were told to enjoy it since we wouldn’t get it when we grew up? Why? Is it because once you are an adult you are not supposed to have free time? Will you become a social outcast if you have free time? To compliment this wonderful phenomena we have lifestyle blogs, magazines, newspapers and hoardings shouting at us every minute to do what needs to be done. If you are not doing something that’s the “in thing” you are missing out on a whole lot. Does adhering to the lifestyle dictated by the society make me richer? Nope! Then why the need to chase a certain lifestyle? There are so many like me in the corporate world slogging everyday and wondering what they are achieving out of leading these busy lives. There’s money in the bank, there are friends to party, there’s a certain discipline in life but it is leading to a wonderful burnout.
It’s making me want to set myself free. Go away from the hustle bustle. Live without a plan. I’ve expressed this to my dad and he said I won’t be able to do it for more than a month. After a month of nothingness I will long for my old life back.
I want to go back to that childhood where the only rule was to come home on time (preferably early), not talk back to elders, eat right and sleep on time!
I am not bored! I have such busy days that. I don’t know what it is to be bored anymore! Oh maybe I need to be bored for a bit.