We should wake up the “next” day
This text was posted for the students of a hostel for which I was the Incharge for 3 years. I thought it is useful:
When the Dean (students) climbed on the stage to hand over the gift, the
stage was empty, the speaker had athletically jumped down; next fraction of the
second, he was on the stage again to receive the gift! I had a pressing question to
Mr. Narayana Kartikeyan: “what time does he get up?”. I have this question also
for Mr. Tendulkar, Mr. Pathan, Ms. Aishwairya Rai, Mr. Bill Gates or even our
Prime Minister Mr. Singh. You may guess the answer.
All the people listed above are so called “successful people”. We can take
up some more examples and there may be some “rare cases” as well. The point I
am trying to drive is: what is a typical time to wake up and why? Nationwide at
every IIT, classes start at 8:00 AM. It is almost sure that in a week (or in a month)
each of us will have at least one interesting class at 8:00 AM. A well-known
human tendency is to avoid some thing that disciplines you. There is another
thing called the “Biological clock”- which you must have experienced many a
times till now.
We get up at some time as per our schedule. The problem is not with the
getting up. It is with the time we chose to go to the bed. If we wish to get up the
next day we should go to the bed before 11:59 PM on the previous day.
Note that 12:01 AM belongs to the next day. A seven-hour sleep makes your
face look beaming for Janta in the institute; you yourself will feel better (from
inside). Take these suggestions, otherwise who knows, someone may bang at
your door at 7:30 AM when you are looking forward for a sleep of 4 more hours.
You may also like to remember a poem you must have read during your primary education about getting up early ,describing the redness of the sun, washing the face, brushing; blooming of the flowers, movement of butterflies,
birds…. Do not be upset if you hear monkey’s sounds while in This hostel.