“For corporate employees, life in a metro is a story of juggling office and home constantly. The professional commitments are so vast that they extend beyond one's physical and mental health. Every day, before I forced my sleep-weary eyes open, my hand would automatically reach for the mobile to check important emails. A quick trip to the washroom and then the kitchen with instructions to the house helper. I wanted to curl up with my sleeping daughter but it would mean getting late for work.
I would feel guilty about not spending enough time with my family. But the workload soon buried my guilt. My world revolved around electronic gadgets. The constant pressure meant that I would often skip lunch or grab a quick bite at my desk. The work was backbreaking and a nagging pain had settled in my legs. I don't know how many cups of coffee I gulped down every day. A strange anxiety prevailed all the time. I was turning a blind eye to my own mental and physical well being. I felt trapped. At the same time, the idea of giving up the job was scary because it gave the kind of professional satisfaction I had always wanted.
One of my neighbors advised me to relax at a resort in Rishikesh. The open green expanses offered an unhurried view of life. I enrolled for meditation classes and gradually the truth revealed itself. I wanted to quit my job and I did it. I took up courses in Reiki & Acupressure and soon picked up the nuances. I found these healing methods so interesting that I decided to take up a course in Gemology. I gradually and steadily walked ahead.
A chance look at a self-help book made me a different person. I wanted to do something substantial. I started conducting workshops for corporate houses, students and other groups. The joy of discovering the true essence of life was manifold. I revel in the role of a wellness and spiritual coach and in helping many like me. The scary choice of quitting my job became the most empowering one. Life, after all, is about the choices we make.”