Rahul is a software engineer based in bangalore, india.

this journal is his manifesto to help people tackle everyday hurdles and live better.

You deserve a break

I just finished packing. I'm going to Delhi from Bangalore, to attend a friend's wedding.

To be frank, I've been quite excited about this trip, mainly because:

  1. I've never been to Delhi.
  2. I haven't traveled in the last 6 months. I need a break.

Working in the software industry for the last 2 years has made me realize one simple fact. It's pretty easy to get burned out.

With deadlines to meet, working long hours is considered a standard these days. We seek productivity.

There's no time to waste. Keep working else you'll be whitewashed by your competitor.

This is the new motto of our society.

However, the more you grind, the less productive you start to be. Our mind and body need occasional time-outs.

To survive in this rat race, you'll have to, at times, slow down and move away from your daily work.

There is virtue in work and there is virtue in rest. Use both and overlook neither.
— Alan Cohen

You'll have to master the art of recharging your body with short breaks. This is the only way you'll ever reach your goals.

All work and no play? Doesn't make a good combo.

You deserve that short vacation that you've been holding off. In fact, you really need it.

You don't want to be burned out, do you?

Take a break, come back rejuvenated and continue working where you left off. You'll feel more eager to work and more productive.

I'm not only talking about vacations. Frequent 10-15 mins break after working long hours are necessary as well.

Keep that in mind and treat your body well.

That's it for now. I'm off to a wedding, and to explore the city. I'll come back with some awesome stories to share with you.

Remember to chill out once in a while. It's good for you.

It's pretty easy to get burned out working, take short yet frequent breaks to stick around longer in the game.

Make your bed first thing in the morning

Trimming down