Doctors, counselors, HR personnel etc always seem to look at only one side of a coin. Atleast when it comes to considering stressful work oriented lifestyle. Concern is always showered on people working long hours in front of the computer, those who lack a work-life balance etc.
To me "All work and no play" topics seem clichd. I choose to look at the other picture and consider the paradox of how stressful it could actually be, to not have any work the entire day. >A typical barren day would begin early in the morning. Once I reach office, I take my time to settle down. But settle down to do what? This keeps ringing in my mind till the time I leave the work place.
On such days, one systematically divides the day into two - pre lunch and post lunch. After an hour of checking mails and doing the routine chore, typical to the profession of my choice, I gulp down a cup of coffee. The blessed dose of caffeine strives its best to wake me up from my already established slumber. In the midst of insignificant phone calls and chat with colleagues, I succeed in killing another hour or two.
Tada... Lunch times arrives promptly. Having a sumptuous lunch on such days would actually make me feel guilty and make me wonder if I really deserve to eat such a hearty meal, after working hard(ly)>The post lunch period is as good as boarding the Grand Trunk express. One would never feel close to the end!Staring into space, surfing the net aimlessly, chatting on gtalk, changing the status message from time to time, gulping down coffee, gossiping, putting up a mighty fight against sleep, texting people on the mobile, relentlessly checking the watch by the second for the last half hour to pass by... Wait a second...Maybe a "no work day" isnt as barren as I thought.
For, when I return home, I feel all the more tired than an otherwise busy day. Maybe I gave too much room for the devil within my idle mind!