Rest mode is on

“Oh finally it’s over. It’s time to enjoy.. I am free now…I am gonna watch a few movies, then sleep, then what.. Okay, an outing….”

The wishes go on..

We often fall into a false state of mind after the mission accomplishment. The non-ending relaxed mode.

The mission could be an exam, an interview or a tedious project or anything demanded one’s hard work.

Yes, Room for rest is very much important. But usually we have a tendency to fall into the non-ending rest mode. There needs to be an end for this rest mode to enter into the work mode.

Normally one will be having a well set plan till the last day of the mission. But what about after that?

Planning is essential not only for implementation, but also for sustenance. So don’t just stop planning once the work is over. Better to plan not only for ‘mission hours’ but also for ‘after mission hours’. Or plan at least on the very first day of the rest mode. Otherwise days are going to be out of control and very lately only one could realize how he/she wasted the days.

Also, don’t get too caught up in the plan making oneself stressed and ruining a good vacation. Sit back and take a deep breath if things aren’t going as planned. After all it’s all about making oneself refreshed after a heavy work.

So what’s your plan for the holidays, vacation..? Don’t let someone else drive you, making you lazy. Never make yourself in a sorry state to your own mind after the rest period.

About

The author is a Quality Assurance professional by experience. Part Quantitative data analyst, part consultant for quality and information security practices, part software tester, she is a writer by passion and blogs at http://wordsandnotion.com and http://qualitynotion.com/.

One thought on “Rest mode is on

  1. shilpamohan5

    July 14, 2016 at 3:16pm

    Actually, the only time I don’t bother abt planning s vacation 🙂

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  2. fairykumar

    July 14, 2016 at 3:18pm

    My ‘After School Life’ are about to get over. Now gearing up for college ride!✌✌✌

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      Akhila

      July 14, 2016 at 3:19pm

      so are you happy after the vacation.. enjoyed..

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      • fairykumar

        July 14, 2016 at 3:20pm

        Yeah! I have enjoyed a nice three months break with a bit of missing emotions for school.

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          Akhila

          July 14, 2016 at 3:37pm

          nice fairy..lucky you to have a three months vacation..

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  3. sharmaankit09

    July 14, 2016 at 3:27pm

    Tym to soon get back to college life after vacatuons endng in 2 weeks! Finaly year awaits in college

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      Akhila

      July 14, 2016 at 3:35pm

      hey Sharmaankit.. so how was your vacation..

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      • sharmaankit09

        July 14, 2016 at 3:37pm

        Great it was ! Now they r just gonna b ending pretty soon ! N even the last year of college ! Wt abt u ? U r taking a relaxing breath in vacations or got done with some strenious work?

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          Akhila

          July 14, 2016 at 3:46pm

          vacations are in dreams only now.. he he lol…but i just love this busy life.. and i feel that i become stressed if i don’t have any work to do..;)

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            Akhila

            July 14, 2016 at 3:55pm

            oh.. i was thinking what to answer..thinking continues.. lol

  4. Sakthi

    July 14, 2016 at 3:27pm

    Eat well, sleep well and physical activities or outdoor activities! Preparing our mind one day before work mode!

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      Akhila

      July 14, 2016 at 3:34pm

      one day is good.. but not too many days..;)
      thanks sakthi

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    Akhila

    July 14, 2016 at 3:45pm

    hmm..yeah.. sometimes there could be events which we can’t control like this college admissions and all.. so where are you joining..?

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  6. myheartbeats4ublog

    July 14, 2016 at 3:55pm

    Nice thoughts on rest/vacation…..echo your feelings, I get stressed when there is no work…

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    Akhila

    July 14, 2016 at 3:58pm

    okay.. nice way to make me answer..liked it.. ha ha..
    I am in trivandrum, kerala

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    • sharmaankit09

      July 14, 2016 at 4:01pm

      Ahh okay 🙂 from god’s own country 🙂
      Are u on insta or fb anything?

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        Akhila

        July 14, 2016 at 4:06pm

        fb , yes.. but not often.. wordpress is my hero… he he.. and where are you from?

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        • sharmaankit09

          July 14, 2016 at 4:08pm

          I am from gurgaon! Well asked abt fb and stuff cuz here just through comments ppl cn i teract and all right

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  8. pins & ashes

    July 14, 2016 at 4:02pm

    I think I take a vacation everyday..! work for so many hours and take a break! and then get back! otherwise the mind does not function properly.. (unplug and my vacation is on many times)

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      Akhila

      July 14, 2016 at 4:05pm

      thinking in a different way, even the blog is a vacation point

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      • pins & ashes

        July 14, 2016 at 4:07pm

        oh yes, the blog is one of my vacation spots where I hop in relax and have lots of fun. Fun also means mental work, so yes.

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          • pins & ashes

            July 14, 2016 at 4:13pm

            DP is the baaki of the last one. Tee shirt painting on, I am just using my painted blue hands to make prints on them 🙂

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            Akhila

            July 14, 2016 at 4:14pm

            ha ha.. permanent prints or will you wash it..?

          • pins & ashes

            July 14, 2016 at 4:16pm

            permanent! drew and ironed it, so it remains. all that lettering is also painted, did it for a friend’s birthday! all of us wore tees with those same wording that day, everywhere we went 🙂 birthday surprise 🙂

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            Akhila

            July 14, 2016 at 4:22pm

            you are the best to create surprises..

          • pins & ashes

            July 14, 2016 at 4:24pm

            haha 🙂 I love to make people happy, when they are friends it becomes all the more special 🙂 #stateofbeing

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            Akhila

            July 14, 2016 at 4:34pm

            i just love you for that..your care for others..

          • pins & ashes

            July 14, 2016 at 4:18pm

            it fact wearing that tee shirt now while 🙂 the prints are still on it.. 🙂

  9. Nisthur Anadi

    July 14, 2016 at 5:16pm

    Beautifully expressed what to plan and how to plan and what should not be planned.

    Wishing you Happy vacations ahead.

    Now here is my take on your question, one who is happy here and now will have possibility to be remain happy during vacation and can sustain the happiness after vacation.

    One who is not happy here and now may enjoy his or her happiness during vacation, but his happiness is question marked , once the vacation ended. In this case vacation are positive distraction kind of thing. When you are fed up with one sort of activity you get some relief by doing some other action for example watching a movie.

    Now in first scenario when we are Happy here and now for no reason that means our happiness is not dependent on any activity you are doing . You understand that happiness is your very real nature . You enjoy happiness with youself. You donot seek happiness out side in this world.

    You are just observer what’s happening in this world like spectator and least effected by any action or out come or result be it good or bad.

    You understand your real nature and enjoy eternal bliss , never ending happiness be it holiday or you are at office or working in the kitchen or simply not doing any thing.

    Haha lol it’s much big reply but you deserve the same.

    Thanks for giving me opportunity to share small piece of spiritual knowledge. I know I repeat same thing again and again but it’s worth repeating, because this is highest form of wisdom and worth sharing.

    Lol please for give me but you have no escape you have loyal readers like me for your blog. I will keep negging before I again go into silence for months …haha..

    Happy vacations , Does not do any planning , enjoy the life the way it comes to you . Don’t try to swim , just float. Effort lessely allow nature to take decision.

    Just be your true self, alert , attentive, conscious and in ever lasting meditative state.

    The End.

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      Akhila

      July 14, 2016 at 5:18pm

      oh.. give me sometime to read and understand this..:)

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      • Nisthur Anadi

        July 14, 2016 at 5:24pm

        Take your own time I don’t mind but know that some body is waiting for your response.

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      Akhila

      July 14, 2016 at 9:17pm

      I am happy to know this highest form of happiness , even though haven’t reached that level so far. he he
      Anyway I am happy, and trying to make others also happy ..
      and then, for me vacations are not any long trips or sleeping days.. i just feel sad if I am not busy..and so my happiness is tied upon busyness

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      • Nisthur Anadi

        July 14, 2016 at 9:24pm

        Lol if that is this much simple do let me know I will keep you busy here with my absurd conversation lol..

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          • Nisthur Anadi

            July 14, 2016 at 9:37pm

            Being busy means you want to be more productive, want to achieve more that’s not bad at , in fact one should be.

            But tieing happiness with any object is not worth , rather feeling happiness that flows with in , I will do ..if I would had been in your place.

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            Akhila

            July 14, 2016 at 9:40pm

            tasks need not be necessarily objects..I am more into parallel processing

          • Nisthur Anadi

            July 14, 2016 at 9:47pm

            That’s very interesting…loved the idea lol of parallel processing …

  10. Dee

    July 14, 2016 at 6:27pm

    Yep.. rest mode and work mode should go hand in hand together… else our brains will blow!

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      Akhila

      July 14, 2016 at 9:10pm

      thanks dee.. Glad with your comments. have a good day

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  11. theonlysup

    July 14, 2016 at 6:39pm

    Once u know how to distribute ur time ur good to think of next activities . when u successfully complete a task ,u gain more confidence and wait for the next opportunity. You plan aggressively. That’s called continuous improvement plan. But yeah have some cooling off period too..

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      Akhila

      July 14, 2016 at 9:10pm

      thanks Sup..my point is especially with that cooling period, ie. need a little planning for the rest mode too, so that finally don’t have to feel bad of wasting time.

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  12. Shalini Sharrma

    July 14, 2016 at 8:09pm

    How do u know i wasted 3 hours watching YouTube videos today ? Are u spying me 😀
    Well said, planning is important and more is to carry consistency in it, for this my 1st task is to jot down what exactly need to be accomplished in a day and for vacations i plan alot even more than for any big task 😛

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      Akhila

      July 14, 2016 at 9:03pm

      yes.. Shalini..I am the the wandering soul..grrrrrrrr…. so you understood that the post is absolutely for you.. he he

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      Akhila

      July 14, 2016 at 10:31pm

      yes megha.. exactly that is my point, irrespective of whether we are working or resting

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    Akhila

    July 15, 2016 at 11:14am

    you are absolutely right and I am so glad that you caught the real intent of this posr. we spend a lot of time after the exams and all, just relaxing..And feel guilty at the end..

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    Akhila

    July 15, 2016 at 11:17am

    most welcome Sumit.. I am not intentionally trying to teach you.. he he.. lol.. there are many lessons in every second and i just write it down..

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    Akhila

    July 15, 2016 at 11:26am

    ha ha.. If you are enjoying the waiting, nothing to be worried.. just relax..

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    • Aanchal

      July 15, 2016 at 10:04pm

      Hehe thats true but sometimes i feel bad if i waste my whole day so instead i make my ending days more productive 🙂

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    Akhila

    July 25, 2017 at 11:41am

    Must have that gaps between your stressed days…its never a time waste, instead a reboot for you…

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  17. Mann

    July 25, 2017 at 1:44pm

    Planning is important…when you are going to far off places…when in your territory, I like it unplanned.

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      Akhila

      July 26, 2017 at 9:21am

      If you decide to leave it to the flow, then it’s okay as it’s your own decision….

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  18. boundlessblessingsblog

    July 25, 2017 at 2:57pm

    Great words, Akhila and rest and holiday are most essential but then one has to pick up the reigns too and planning is very important.

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  19. jacquelineobyikocha

    July 26, 2017 at 12:49am

    Learning not to be driven by what other people are doing is one way to live longer and indulgence in laziness during vacation is simply wonderful.

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      Akhila

      July 26, 2017 at 9:23am

      Ah…I get you..perceptions varies and I respect that

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  20. thewritewomanblog

    July 26, 2017 at 1:35pm

    It so seems that you wrote this for me, and I need this so very much, Akhi. I have been on an on and off rest mode totally unplanned mode (more so than usual) but strangely along with all the relaxation and enjoyment, the planned work is going on, albeit with a little bit of hurrying up and running around. I hope the rest of the holidays will be as wonderful as I hope it will be 🙂 Thank you for reminding me that I am on holiday and do not have to let anyone else take over my happiness, after all I myself am responsible for it. 🙂

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  21. Ipuna Black

    July 27, 2017 at 1:35am

    Well said. I feel like I need to make sure that I include rest in my day because I think sometimes we feel guilty for doing it when we need it!

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      Akhila

      July 27, 2017 at 1:23pm

      Always include that me time..sometimes it may be just to sit idle at least for a few minutes

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  22. shifafawaz

    July 28, 2017 at 9:35pm

    This is a much needed one! I always rest after the accomplishment of a task maybe in the ratio of 4:1.
    We definitely need to learn where to draw the lines and start work after some rest.

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  23. Maniparna Sengupta Majumder

    July 31, 2017 at 3:54am

    Ohhh! This happens with me often. I feel so elated even after striking just one thing off my to-do list 🙁 I’m a real lazy fellow…

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      Akhila

      August 1, 2017 at 9:15am

      You won’t be definitely lazy while maintaining a to do list, as the to do list will track you or remind you something always

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