Saturday, 6 March 2010

A Life Without Stress Is An Empty Life.

I was thinking today, that I like being stressed. I like having lots of things to do, lots of assignments to complete, lots of articles to write... Well, you get the picture.
For me, sitting around is not an option. Most of my friends think I'm a little nutty because I don't indulge in endless hours of lyadh (something unique to my University), but the truth is - I feel empty if I don't have a lot of things to do. Time is precious, and I like being productive.

Right now, this is what's on my plate.
  1. An article on Art and Serigraphy.
  2. An article on social, environmental and political awareness of the youth.
  3. A conference regarding the capabilities of the visually handicapped.
  4. Organising Press for the upcoming Theatre festival at ICCR.
  5. Finish reading William Dalrymple's The Age of Kali.
  6. Write and upload the Wikipedia article on John Gay's Polly for Literature & Censorship class.
  7. Hopefully get around to reading the two academic books on Shakespeare I have issued from BCL. (Hah!)
Yes. I am a workaholic. And I love it!
Once, I'd felt a little more stressed than usual, and had told my boss, "Can't take on any more work, I have way too much on my plate right now!"
You know what he'd said?
"Get a bigger plate."
Profound, and oddly touching. I've never forgotten those words , and I go by that philosophy even now.

9 comments:

jellyfish said...

yes, that's a terrific workload you've got, and i am so trying to generate one. *sighs*

Leonardo said...

Its all about trying to stay relevant with the aid of all this, don't we?

storyteller said...

And I seem to have been inspired a lot by you :P

Minka said...

Tuna,you scare me.All workaholics scare me.It's true that the Jude lyadh culture gets to me at times and that's why I hardly indulge in it anymore.But i spend my spare time doing strictly "non-constructive" work.And yet i feel(to quote Calvin and Hobbes!)"There's never enough time to do all the nothing that you want to do."

Magically Bored said...

@ Jellyfish: Heh. All the best with it. :-)

@ Leonardo: Staying relevant? Me? You're kidding, right? I'm a terrifically irrelevant person.

@ Storyteller: Yes, I like to think I have had a good effect on you. <3

@ Minka: I scare most people with my workaholic-ness. :P

Poo said...

Very wise indeed, get a bigger plate, someone should put that on a bumper sticker :)

Yogesh Bailwal said...

You are right, life without stress is not life its lifelessness.

When we keep ourselves busy we are actually involved (or dissolved) in life.

Arse Poetica. said...

Tunaaaaa, give me lessons!

Magically Bored said...

@ Poo: That would make a rather nice bumper sticker!

@ Yogesh Bailwal: Absolutely.

@ Arse Poetica: Heh. In?