Thursday, May 20, 2010

Day 184: Music Therapy

20 May, 2010

Today was an interesting day.

In the morning, the rosiness from yesterday continued to occupy my head. So I was feeling pretty smiley and beamed with a genuine cordiality at the world. I even proudly tweeted "Wait... did I just catch myself feeling realyl good at work?! Now, that's strange..."

But of course, Mr. Fate needs his entertainment. So he made sure that as soon as I felt my work life was perfect, I find myself overwhelmed with work very badly. Which later led to the not-so-proud tweet "At 1pm today I told myself that I my job couldn't get any better. At 1:05pm I was kicking myself for jumping into such silly conclusions.

It dawned on me that I really (and I mean really really) have a ton of work to do and I was no longer feeling at the top of the world. I am going on a few business trips soon and I really needed to buck up and start crossing out my never ending to-do list. So I did something which I had not done for a long time now.

I plugged in my iPod and started to work. It was awesome. I dunno when and why I got out of the habit of listening to music while working, but today I decided to get back to it. And it helped! I could feel my brain clicking on the right button and focusing its attention completely on the Everest of work ahead of me. I sat in that hard-working position at my desk for almost 5 hours at a stretch ploughing my way through some documents.

After 5 hours, I looked up from my laptop and at my to-do list. A grand total of TWO things were crossed out with some 14-15 more remaining.

Alright, so I didn't exactly make any numeric achievement there but thanks to the great music (which was a combination of A.R.Rahman & Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy compositions mostly) I still felt like a super achiever. I patted myself on the back and went back to feeling rather good about work and life in general. This my friends, is called Music Therapy.

816 more to go.


  1. This font looks a little loud...:)

  2. Hey! Thanks for pointing out! I had not idea the font had changed! Looks like it happened when I copy-pasted the tweets! Just changed it back... thanks! :)