Being a freelancer, I have all the time in the world. However, having said that I must also admit that it comes with a lot of responsibilities. I would not call it a daunting task unless you tend to take things personally.
To the world, we are a happy couple and I would not deny that. The fact that I have been married for 7 years without any hiccups stands as a testimony to that. Since we are yet to become parents, most people tend to think that we are recently married, which we never deny unless they pose some specific questions.
Let’s quickly go through my To-Do List for the span of 24 hours in a day. Do make a note that I mentioned 24 hours because some of my friends think that I have more than 24 hours in a day - regarding which I have nothing to say. :-) There are Pros and Cons in my profession too but as they say, "the grass is always greener on the other side".
Wake up at 7AM. My clock starts ticking from then. The previous night I slept at 1AM as I work in the 9PM TO 1AM shift. It isn't easy to wake up early the next morning but my life demands it.
What do I do?
I quickly freshen up and after helping my better half with packing her breakfast and lunch (she is an Assistant Professor in an Engineering College and she has to catch her bus by 7:45AM), I drop her at the bus stop and return home.
Once home, I quickly arrange my clothes in the closet and read the newspaper as I browse through various channels to figure out what the trending news is that morning. As I work for a news portal during the day, my work is to provide them with some viral news.
Once that’s done, I quickly have my breakfast and head out. I live in a gated community and my only respite is the availability of a convenience store with no other store in the vicinity for at least 3 km. Even the one inside our compound would be 1 or 2 Km away. I usually go on foot since I prefer it as a way of keeping myself fit. After buying milk, curd and other products including vegetables for the day, I head back home.
By this time, few books would get delivered. Yes, you are right. I review books and the fact that I have reviewed close to 100 books in the past 6 months alone, shows my passion and desire to read. Though it may appear easy, but reading 200 to 300 pages everyday is a tiresome job as you need to concentrate on the content else you would end up reviewing it incorrectly and wouldn’t be doing justice to your job.
While reading is one thing, reviewing it is an equally important aspect. A survey says that one burns lot of calories by reading and sleeping. I do the first bit predominantly. A little later I received a call on my phone. It’s a call from Lions Club. I am an active member of Centennial Heroes and being its Deputy Secretary, my club always expects me to be on my toes when it comes to executing the projects and meeting up with new people day in and day out.
I live on the outskirts of the city and travelling to and fro from the city would set me aside with a good 70 Kms. Do I need to tell you about Chennai’s weather(where I currently reside) and its traffic? It’s sure to take away most of my energy.
Being an Alumni member of my school, I also have to attend some important meetings from time to time, which is another 30 Km from my home and located in the city. So, if I have to cover all of this, I’ll have to travel at least 100 Km and that is no joke.
What is the end result?
I end up sweating a lot losing essential electrolytes & fluids in the form of sweat. As I shall be carrying a bottle of 7UP Revive in my backpack, I wouldn't have to worry about my losses through sweat as 7UP revive helps in replenishing some of it You might have heard that sweating helps in cleansing the body of impurities but at the same time, excessive sweating can make you feel exhausted due to the loss of fluids and electrolytes. So, I end up sipping on my bottle of 7UP Revive.
The day has not ended yet. I have to ensure that I am back at my place by 4PM at the latest since I need to pick up my wife from the main road as my gated community is 1 Km away from it. From there, we go straight to the park which is spread across a massive area of not less than 500 M in length.
I end up walking in the heat for a while. With more sweating, what else other than 7UP Revive could help recharge me? :-)
Since I carry a bottle with me in my backpack, I don’t have to worry about the sweat or about losing essential electrolytes & fluids from my body. I end up downing the entire bottle by the end of the day, especially when I am outside because it helps me to beat the heat and also recharge my body.
When you are recharged, you feel active and refreshed and you can execute all the work with ease. I have found the easy and the effective way to do it with 7UP Revive. How about you?