Remember, the day when noting goes your way and you think “well, what have i done wrong?“, just sit back, relax and start counting backwards. I went to see a skin specialist in Vasant Kunj, apparently Delhi’s best skin guy. Reached the clinic on time (yaay!, reaching on time is a good omen), had to wait for 20 mins for my turn, killing time by staring at people sitting next to me in the reception room. Imagine you are at a place where skin viruses are flying every where. Anyways, at last the pretty receptionist called my name, my turn had come. I had a BIG smile on my face hoping for something nice to happen. Much opposite to my expectation, after examining my cheeks, the Doctor said- “Son, it is a case when the antibodies starts to fight with your own body. ( what the hell is that??) You need 3 shots of injection on your cheek to cure this, so go and lye down on the bed”. Imagine, who would have thought of an injection, that too on the face! Being a son of an Army Officer, I had to show my courage, so I took off my shoes and jumped onto the bed. The injections were painful, took away my smile for an hour.
A secret I’m about to share with you, start counting backwards whenever you reach your threshold, there is no point in taking out that extra burst of energy on anyone as eventually its you who has to deal with the situation. Just close your eyes, think of a good time and start counting 10.9.8.7.6….and by the time you’ll reach 1, trust me, the world will be a little better place to be. Anger never does good to anyone, it only takes away your power of thinking, power of thinking wisely. When you are angry, you may end up saying or do something that you may regret later, so why even do it at the first place.
Counting backwards sounds funny or should i say “kiddish“, but people who have tried it are the one who know how effective saviour it can be in a tough situation. It bring backs you, the original you from the battle zone inside you head. Take it as a quick meditation to bring back the inner peace at a tough situation.
I can recollect what Dr. Sheldon Cooper said once – “Scissors cuts paper, paper covers rock, rock crushes lizard, lizard poisons Spock, Spock smashes scissors, scissors decapitates lizard, lizard eats paper, paper disproves Spock, Spock vaporizes rock, and as it always has, rock crushes scissors.”
Cant understand it? start counting backward!