Rest mode is on

By | July 25, 2017

“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.

86 thoughts on “Rest mode is on

    1. Akhila Post author

      if you don’t feel sorry after the vacation.. then it’s okay.. 😉

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      1. sharmaankit09

        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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        1. Akhila Post author

          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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          1. Akhila Post author

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

  1. Sakthi

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

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  2. Akhila Post author

    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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    1. Akhila Post author

      absolutely true.. I was just replying the same to a previous comment..

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  3. Akhila Post author

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

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      1. Akhila Post author

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

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        1. sharmaankit09

          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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    1. Akhila Post author

      wordpress says, “danielmaithya.wordpress.com is no longer available,”

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  4. pins & ashes

    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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      1. pins & ashes

        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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          1. pins & ashes

            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 🙂

          2. pins & ashes

            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 🙂

          3. pins & ashes

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

  5. Nisthur Anadi

    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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    1. Akhila Post author

      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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      1. Nisthur Anadi

        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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          1. Nisthur Anadi

            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.

          2. Akhila Post author

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

  6. Dee

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

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  7. theonlysup

    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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    1. Akhila Post author

      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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  8. Shalini Sharrma

    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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    1. Akhila Post author

      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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    1. Akhila Post author

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

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  9. Akhila Post author

    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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  10. Akhila Post author

    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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  11. Akhila Post author

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

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    1. Aanchal

      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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  12. Akhila Post author

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

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  13. Mann

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

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    1. Akhila Post author

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

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  14. jacquelineobyikocha

    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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  15. thewritewomanblog

    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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    1. Akhila Post author

      Yes niths..no one else is responsible..it all lies in our own hands

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  16. Ipuna Black

    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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    1. Akhila Post author

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

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  17. shifafawaz

    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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    1. Akhila Post author

      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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