Tuesday, November 8, 2011

If I had 2 extra hours in a day, what would I do?

2 hours, 120 minutes, 7200 seconds, 432000 milliseconds, I could go on but this would then just be a math's lesson. The point is 2 hours can be an incredibly long period of time or it can be very very short, depends completely on what you intend to do with it.

For most people living in my city, Bombay / Mumbai, it is a luxury we all can ill afford, but look forward to with every holiday we get from work, every vacation we plan, every break, every Sunday of every week.

Realistically, though, the first reaction to getting 2 extra hours would be something like this. "Wow! I've got 2 hours free....what should I do?? And before you know it the time has flown by!

I've always been a bit of a dreamer and I think the best use of free time is to give free reign to your imagination, spend some quality time with yourself. Our life is too much hustle bustle, hurry worry and curry, all work and no play, what would he/she think etc etc. How many of us take time off to just sit and think and dream!

Imagine yourself enjoying the holiday you always wanted to go to but didn't get the chance. Paint a picture like Picasso / Monet. Be the smiling Madonna. Build that tall tower of dreams like the Burj Khalifa! Innovate like Steve Jobs (may his soul RIP). You will feel the most relaxed you have in years! Sure, you've just wiled away your two hours, but you end up with a smile on your face and no time is worth more than that.

 If you're a newly made parent like me, there is no question about it! Take each and every one of those 432000 milliseconds and spend it with your child! Sit with him/her, talk to him/her, play with them and play like a child not an adult, put them to sleep, do whatever you can with them. Notice with an amazement unmatched by any other, how your mind suddenly clears up, your shoulders relax, you feel like you have no stress for once in your life. All that is there, is a silly smile on your face brought on by what can only be defined as the most innocent and heartfelt smile by your baby!

All this needs is some time. No toys, no food, no chocolate, not even mastercard! Being with you and enjoying every precious moment is all that it takes.

(This post was written for the Surf Excel Matic #GetSmart Contest on Indiblogger. Read more about Surf Excel Matic Here)


Samit Malkani said...

If there's anyone I know who needs 2 hours more in life, it's you dude. The angst shows.

Anjum Dhir Kulkarni said...

Lovely, I specially love the part about "the smile on your face and no time is worth is more than that"!:)

Techknowbaby said...

@Samit You know it! But really, the time spent with him is the most relaxed I feel and the most I smile in the day!
@Anjum It's true. Quantity of time pales in comparison with the quality of the smile!

Gauri Mathur said...

Sweet post,especially that pik :-)

Ranting Indian said...

I so very agree to your post. Each and every moment spent with our children are eternities in themselves :) Best of Luck. Do check out my post too and vote if you like it Aye Zindagi!

maliny said...

quite touching . . loved reading the post . . love to ur li'l one too :)

Chitz said...

nice post

Two hours Free? You Kiding Me Right?!!!

Techknowbaby said...

@Gauri Thanks. That's my fav. pic too
@Ranting Indian Thanks. Will check your post for sure
@Maliny Thank you Maliny! Love right back to you!
@Chitz Thanks.

Amar said...

nicely written