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Monday Motivation

“Don’t try to force anything. Let life be a deep let-go. God opens millions of flowers everyday without forcing their buds” Rajneesh

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You may be wondering what this flower bud to do with my today’s topic.

Don’t rush to conclusions my friend, that is the exact reason, I am here, talking  to you.

Do you know what is funny about your lifestyle?

You rush through your life!.

You want things to be done at superspeed.

It appears as if you are chasing the time!!

“We’re a species that rushes through everything, then complains that time flies.”
 Steve Maraboli

Let us accept, you  are obsessed with 

S P E E D………⏩⏩⏩⏩⏩

There is no need for me to give any examples.

Though Almighty has given you a generous 86,400 seconds every day, still you complain of lack of time!! 

You become restless if there is some delay.

You are impatient.

You readily curse others for the delay and curse yourself for bad luck.

You don’t hesitate to bring in God and complain to Him as to why He is not listening to you.

How many times do you check the watch if some delay happens and you have some urgent work to be attended to?

Why do you scramble for more time?

What happens if you rush through?

When you rush, you start the process of resistance which results in an anxious state. This triggers your body hormones that are harmful to your health in the long run.

And your focus gets limited to just getting things done and you lose your general sense.

I understand you my friend since you have become a multitasker and you can’t afford to waste a single minute.

Earning more money is important to you.Who doesn’t you may ask me.

You may say I don’t understand you and you have more than 100 ‘to do’ list and you even lecture me that ‘Time is Money’ etcetera.

It’s alright. I don’t mistake your jibe since I am your well wisher.

I am reminding about every aspect and every situation where you have become habituated to rush through your life.

Are you aware of the Rush Sickness?

Also known as Hurry Sickness characterized by continual rushing and anxiousness. Said to be a behavioral pattern since you develop ‘rushing through life’ as a habit over time.

Hurry sickness aggravates your existing stress.

Your brain is in a constant state of ‘Fight or Flight Mode’ and your body starts getting loaded with harmful corticosteroids.

This can lead to heart attacks, weird lifestyles, and irritable bowel syndrome even depression.

And because you are in a hurry, you forget things! (car key etc) and curse yourself and throw the nearby items into the air or at somebody!

I am serious.These things can happen.

Not just that you become highly irritable, sensitive but lose your mental balance and always in a quarreling mood.

And you lose your beautiful smiling face unfortunately replaced by a frown

I concede the majority of us are infected with this disturbing trend.

I remember in many movies army commander shouting at his subordinates..go..go..go. Here I can understand the urgency…but in our real life?

Is life being wasted by hurrying?

Yes my friend.

And your lovely face ages faster than that of your grandparents.

“The more I took note of how my body and brain clicked along through the day, the more I realized that I spent a considerable amount of time banging around with a brain full of chatter; A rush of things to do, bills to pay, telephone calls, text messages, e-mails, worrying about my job or my looks, my boobs or my ass; I rushed from thing to thing, multitasking, triple timing, hoping to cover all the bases, avoiding anything that might disrupt the schedule or routine. At times I was so caught up in the tempo and pattern, the predictable tap, tap tap each day, that there was no time to notice the neighbors had moved out, the wind was sneaking in from the north, the Sun was shifting on its axis, and tonight the Moon would look like milky residue floating inside an enormous cereal bowl. I wondered when I had become a person who noticed so little”  Dee Williams

Any remedial measures?

Yes, there is one.

Stop rushing and…………..    S      L      O      W      down.  🐌🐌🐌🐌🐌

Memorise yourself one thousand times a day that ‘Nothing is in your hand’

What about deadlines?

Hmm…what can I say?

You are never tired of asking questions.

“Are you aware that rushing toward a goal is a sublimated death wish? It’s no coincidence we call them ‘deadlines.”
Tom Robbins

Take home message

No urgency, no hurry and no rushing of your beloved life……

” It’s more important to go slow and gain the lessons you need along the journey than to rush the process and arrive at your destination empty”    Germany Kent

Please share your thoughts.

Thank you.


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World Hypertension Day

This day is Celebrated on May 17 th.

We are all under pressure because of Covid-19,adding to our blood pressure.

The World Hypertension League (WHL) has announced that it will postpone the celebration of World Hypertension Day (WHD) 2020 until October 17, 2020, due to global COVID-19 pandemic. World Hypertension Day

The expanded theme for World Hypertension Day is Measure Your Blood Pressure, Control It, Live Longer, with a goal of increasing high blood pressure (BP) awareness in all populations around the world.

It’s a 6.5 minute read.

Have you ever checked your BP ( blood pressure ) ?

If not,first thing you do is to see a physician and get checked.

Is your PB pressurised because you are under pressure ?

“Life is not merely being alive, but being well”. Marcus Valerius Martialis

Belonging to the medical profession,I am happy if I can bring awareness about common health problems.

Why knowledge about Hypertension important ?

Because high blood pressure is a ‘Silent Killer‘.

The medical term used for High Blood Pressure is ‘Hypertension’

What do I mean by silent killer ?

Most of you with Hypertension have no symptoms and when the blood pressure goes up. you are not even aware.

High BP develops gradually and over the time.If you are careless, by the time you realize you would have developed one of these complications,hence it is said to be a silent killer.

  • Stroke,
  • Heart attack
  • Kidney failure
  • Vision loss
  • Sexual dysfunction

High BP can not be cured.It can be managed through life style changes and medications as per your doctors advice.

Managing blood pressure is a life long commitment and a test for your will power.

There are many reasons why one can develop Blood Pressure, ( Please consult your Doctor )

‘Life Style’ is one of them and I am limiting my discussion to this aspect.

What is life style ?

Wikipedia defines “Lifestyle is the interests, opinions, behaviors, and behavioral orientations of an individual, group, or culture”

Are you under pressure,based on your lifestyle philosophy?

I am suggesting some of your life style aspects which can elevate your Blood pressure.

1.Reacting to each and every incident that happens to you.Your response & if your reaction is more than what is required, leading to stress.

2.Tension,anxiety,imaginary worries,thinking of future,stress… out of physical,mental, emotional exhaustion.

3.Smoking & Drinking habits-You indulge in smoking or drinking because you are under stress and you think these habits make you forget the problem and in the process you get addicted and even hooked.

4.Being Overweight- result of Eating habits/physical activity.

Obesity happens over the time. Because of eating too much ( wrong foods ) and at the same time lacking physical activity.

you are stressed because of friends and colleges making fun of your body.Not just that, you also have to face the health related complications arising from being overweight.

I shall discuss each in detail


“Stress is thrash of modern life,we all generate it but if you don’t dispose it properly,it will pile up and overtake your life” Danzae pace

By definition,stress is a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from demanding circumstances.

Stress affects all of us.Mild stress is OK,since it makes you get ready to solve your problems.But chronic stress affects the health which is irreversible.

When you are stressed, your body reacts in flight or fight mode,because stress hormones are produced.

The problem with stress hormones is that your body responds by increasing your blood pressure to pump blood to the body muscles so that body is in a position to react to the situation.

Our bodies can easily deal mild degrees of stress.However the chronic stress and the consequence of these stress hormones lead to Hypertension.

Stress triggers highly vary from one individual to other and it is difficult to gauze how mildly or strongly you react to the situation.stress can affect you emotionally,physically and even your behavior may change.
Solution– Never react to the situation immediately.Understand that you can’t not control every thing that happens to you.Think for a while and make sincere attempts to find an alternate or look into the problem in a different perspective.Exercise regularly and stay positive.


Giving up smoking is the easiest thing in the world.I know because I’ve done it thousands of times”. Mark Twain

Jokes apart,you all know that smoking is bad for lungs and can lead to lung cancer.Are you aware that it can also lead to high blood pressure and heart disease ?

Nicotine is the culprit.It increases your heart rate,narrows the blood vessels by hardening it’s walls and thus increases your blood pressure.
Solution-Just quit smoking.Don’t ask me how and when.

” you are greater than your addiction “. Nasia Davis


” Alcohol,what is that ? It’s not in my Vodkabulary,but let me check in Whiskypedia. Unknown

On a lighter note it is said alcohol is the cause and also the solution- to all your problems.

You are aware that alcohol causes liver and digestive problems.You will be shocked to know that chronic consumption leads to hypertension.

Nevertheless people take things easy in alcohol matters and when questioned about high consumption they come out with funny explanations.

” In beer there is freedom,in wine there is health,in cognac there is power and in water there is bacteria “. Unknown

Alcohol contains calories that contributes to weight gain which is a risk factor for high blood pressure.Alcohol formula itself triggers hypertension.

Solution-Just stop drinking.Quicker the decision made better for everyone around you.


“Obesity Is not because it runs in the family !!! It is because no one runs in the family !!” unknown

Though there are many causes for obesity,sedentary life style and high calorie/fat food in take are major reasons.When we eat junk food and don’t exercise we get fat.

Solution-Regular physical activity, 60 to 90 minutes of moderate activity and dietary modifications under a nutritionist guidance helps you to keep a check on your weight

Thank you for your patience in reaching this point.

Please share your views on how not to succumb to the life style habits.

My other health related posts

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Forgotten Hygiene

This is something we have been doing wrong all along !

Thank you. Namaste  🙏🙏🙏

Philosophy Through Photography



World Hypertension day

How smoking affects blood pressure

High Blood pressures from Alcohol consumption

Obesity & Blood Pressure

Disclaimer– The contents of the post are for information purpose only,and are not intended to be professional medical advice,diagnosis or treatment.Please take the advice of your physician regarding hypertension.

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