Sunday, October 28, 2018

Why we feel tired & disturbed after driving and tips to avoid it

Most of you might be driving daily 1 to 2 hours. I don’t know how you feel after driving for 1 hour but I used to feel tired and disturbed after driving

Initially I used to think it’s a common thing to get tired after driving for continuous 1 hour. But one day I got a thought that “when I do exercise which will involve more physical work, I am not as much tired and disturbed as I feel after driving”. So I thought that there might be something wrong which I am doing because of which I used to feel more tired.

For many days I was not able to find what wrong I was doing. One fine day when I was reading a book on meditation, I understood why I used to feel more tired after driving. And doing a small change has brought a lot of improvement.

Now I will tell you what change I have done, so that you can also try and get benefited.

First let me tell you the mistake which I used to do. I used to think of some random thoughts while driving, instead of concentrating completely on driving.

Driving random thoughts - getting tired while driving
Driving random thoughts – getting tired while driving

Most of the people will be doing it knowingly or unknowingly, but many of us don’t know the adverse effects of it.

To understand this we should know little bit about the working of our brain. Brain will be working at 2 levels.

  1. Conscious level
  2. Sub conscious level

Thinking process, doing new or different works and all will happen at conscious level. Here you will be aware of what you are doing

Routine works or habits will happen at subconscious level. Here you will be doing the work but you will not be doing it with 100% consciousness.

If you are new to driving or if you are driving in a place where you are not familiar with route, you will be driving in conscious level. You will change the gear, speed or use break with consciousness.

But once you become habituated with driving and route, you will be driving at sub conscious level. When you are doing an activity at sub conscious level, there are high chances that our conscious mind will tend to think of random thoughts.

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If you are habituated with route and driving, you might have experienced this. After starting the driving, for initial few minutes you will be driving at conscious level and then slowly you will move to subconscious level, where you will start thinking about random thoughts and just before reaching your destination you will come back to conscious level.

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Now let us know what is making us more tired and disturbed after driving.

Once you start driving at subconscious level and at the same time if you are thinking about random thoughts at conscious level, your brain will be over loaded because of which we feel tired and disturbed.

Let me explain it in bit detail

When you are driving at conscious level your brain will be doing only one activity, that is recording what all it see, hear, sense and try to keep you alert and safe.

sensing while driving - getting tired while driving
sensing while driving – getting tired while driving

But when you are driving at sub conscious level and if you are thinking about random thoughts your brain has to do multi-tasking. On one hand you brain has to record everything and should keep you alert and on the other hand it has to deal with random thoughts.

working of brain while driving - getting tired while driving
working of brain while driving – getting tired while driving

Generally during driving we will be moving at higher speed (for example 40 km/h). So our brain should be working at higher efficiency, so that it has to record everything in very less time. So faster we drive, the more load will be on brain and on that if we overload our brain with random thoughts it will be exhausted, because of which we feel tired and disturbed.

So if we can reduce the over load on brain by stop thinking about random thoughts, we will not feel tired. More over if the load of random thoughts increases your brain might not be able to record the things properly and may not be able to keep you 100% alert, which might lead to accident.

And this random thoughts will not help you. We might think of planning something important while driving but end up thinking about some current affair. And all this random thoughts will disappear once you stop driving.

So stop thinking about random thoughts while driving and just concentrate on driving. Initially it will be difficult and your mind keeps wandering, but try to bring it back. With little bit of practice you can stop thinking about random thoughts which will help you in driving without much tiredness.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

How Love addiction can screw your life - Ramayan life lessons

How getting addicted to love or infatuation can screw your life and career

How many of you know that if we can’t handle love or infatuation properly, we will get trapped and will screw our life and career? It happens in most of the people’s life but we will not be able to recognize how much we will be harming ourselves. We will understand more about this by knowing an incident from ramayan.

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Once sage vishwamitra started doing tapasya to become brahmarshi. To disturb his tapasya lord indra sent an apsarasa called Menaka, to disturb him. So she came to the place where vishwamitra was doing tapasya and started roaming there to get his attention. One fine day vishwamitra saw her and got attracted to her beauty.

Then vishwamitra went to her and asked her to stay in his ashramam for which menaka agreed.

Vishwa mitra - love addiction can screw your life
Vishwa mitra – love addiction can screw your life

In thinking and spending time with menaka, vishwamitra forgot about his tapasya and his goal of becoming brahmarshi. Like this vishwamitra spend 10 years. In the mean time vishwamitra lossed all the thaposhakti which he has earned earlier. Then one fine day he realized his mistake and regretted for wasting time and losing his taposhakti.

After that he again went to Himalayas to do tapasya and finally became brahmarshi.

This kind of situation comes in most of the people’s life and by the time we realize it, we might have under gone lot of pain and loosed many opportunities and time. Most of the people when they start loving or liking someone, they will forget everything and starts thinking 24*7 about the person they love.

Their thinking will be like this

“Does he/she like me or not?

What if he/she don’t like

What I should do to impress him/her……”

And this will not stop with a day or two. It will go on for years. All this years he/she will not be doing their work with 100% efficiency, they will undergo lot of pain because of over thinking and will also loss many good opportunities of life.

love addiction
love addiction

But if you can handle it properly you will not screw your life and career.

First understand this basic principle. You have not come on to this earth only to love a person. You are here to do many other things as well. So if you love someone its ok, act in the correct time and if the person you love and if both families are ok, your wish will be fulfilled. But in the name of love stop thinking 24*7 and spending too much time for the person whom you love.

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For example if you want to go to a restaurant for dinner. You will not be thinking about what to eat, how it will taste and all from morning right?

So friends if this kind of situation comes in your life, you can act wisely in correct time to get the love. But don’t screw your career and life by spending too much time and over thinking.

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