Written by:
Murk Qazi

In this fast paced world, we are surrounded by distractions, interferences, and have to compromise on many things we decide to pursue or achieve. This gives a feeling of incompleteness and unproductiveness too. This also leads to a loss in putting in the right efforts for the important stuff which may be neglected under the pressure of using time for unimportant things.

Murk Qazi has BS Social Sciences degree to her credit, conferred by Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology. She has developed numerous research studies in the domain of Psychology and otherwise. being a believer of meaningfulness, she is determined to make her career, and life in general, as much productive as her potentials would allow. Other interests include reading, art, literature, aesthetics, and food.

Editor: Haroon Christy

We make promises to ourselves to make a lot of changes but things and tasks from here and there in our surroundings very easily distract us. This is essentially because of our weak focus and unclear agendas. So here is a new way of getting ourselves to bring a positive and impactful change in our lives; dividing the change into months and allotting specific days to get the job done. Commit yourself to one day in a month to do the unfinished jobs, the unattended tasks, and to demolish the mountain of piled up work.

Even researches support the fact that you need to detach yourself from distractions in order to properly enjoy and get involved in an experience. Additionally, the feeling of relief and accomplishment withers off in three to four weeks. So, you need to refuel yourself of these feelings again once a month.

You can name these specific days as Big Days if you wish. A Big Day a month can help you sort out unfinished jobs one at a time and give you a contentment that has been missing for quite some time. I recently tried this concept to sort out the piled up research work since two months. I put aside my daily schedule and sat down to prepare themes of research and assemble the data.

And resultantly, I made significant progress on the task after two months of procrastination. Yes, I did miss u on that day’s daily tasks but they weren’t such a loss. I easily caught up with them the next day.

Truth be told, Big Days are not about getting the task done a hundred percent; rather, they give you a feeling of accomplishment and contentment even if the task is pushed just half way through. All you need to do is to set a 23 hour 59 minute mark for yourself and get on with it.