New year stress buster.

MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY NEW YEAR (all belated) to all my readers.

For the past few days, I've been frustrated with the way things have shaped up. My work on the search program and the IC tester is stuck. To add to that, the final year project on 3D IC testing algorithms has still not taken off. My singleton status prevails and I continually keep switching between ready to mingle and not ready to mingle *grin*. I'm still trying to beat that time posted on that NFS Most Wanted track by that guy on the internet. And I'm yet to start getting used to with JAVA.

In short life isn't that rosy now.

Now, people continually keep switching in and out of states of frustration like these. We all have our own strategies to keep stress and frustration at bay. Sometimes they work and sometimes they don't. Sometimes things get better by themselves and we credit that to the stress buster algorithms. But we never stop trying, do we?

So I decided to post my stress buster algorithms in the hope that you will give me an insight into yours. (In case you haven't noticed, there's a comment link at the bottom of this post).

This is what I do.

  • Stop sleeping all day - The more frustrated you get, the more you sleep. The more you sleep, the more frustrated you get. Vicious cycle.
  • Shave - If you are a guy who doesn't shave regularly. If you do, grow a big stubble and then shave *wink*.
  • Sport - Indulge in your favorite sport. But mind you, if you lose, things can get worse.
  • Don't chat - Stop chatting on the net. It increases my frustration levels.
  • Stay away from the Internet - If you have a slow connection, this is a must. Even if you don't, it might still help.
  • Indulge in something creative - This can be very very tough. But if you are successful in doing this, the battle is over.
  • If you are a foodie, get a big heavy delicious dinner. Don't, if you want a size zero.
  • Splurge, go shopping - What the mags say. Probably valid only for women. One of the main reasons why men get frustrated in the first place.
  • Get up earlier than you ever have and stroll a mile - Works wonders!
But remember, the most important stress buster is that you try one of these stress busters! Waiting for your tips.


aqua gurl said...

Ahh you forgot music n movies:D:D....thats all i did during my holidays!
Went shopping, tried sleeping!
And why 'don't chat"....for me it reduces frustration levels...!!!
All in post!

Mahul Bhattacharya said...

When I try to chat, there is always some bugger(s) who doesn't reply with the same enthusiasm that I'd have liked him to.
I hope you got my point :D

Music and Movies have no bearing upon my stress levels.

Thank you.

moon's muse said...

*Stop sleeping all day:Well yes it a vicious cycle and very bad one at that!i am a follower too.

*Stay away from the internet,so stop blogging too,but i agree it wastes time like hell and you are left repenting in the end(damn,why am i commenting,i should just log off)!!

*Heavy delicious dinner..ummm...i'll pass that!

*I am not earning yet,sort of broke,no shopping for me!

*stroll a mile,perhaps i could do that before I go to sleep!


Mahul Bhattacharya said...

Strolling a mile b4 ya sleep doesn't work. The last time I strolled very early in the morning(years ago), it worked wonders!

And ur supposed to suggest the next algorithm.

peter said...

stress buster algorithms :O

cool \:d/
i can add on that but since hvnt tried those :P

but when i try i will tell u sabse pahley :P

Mahul Bhattacharya said...

Waiting 4 u to try.
But somehow got this feeling that the time's never gonna come.

Divya said...

oooohhh i'm bored stiff too.. think i'll try out the last one... haven't seen morning 7 o clock in a long long time now :P

Mads said...

=)) ur so funny
:O stop chatting on the net :O arre go on invisbile naa and ignore the people who bug u on net..and u can play games online :D
NFS rocks yes \:D/
btw why switching off between ready to mingle and not ready to mingle modes? :O commitment phobic? :O

i like ur blog and u are blogrolled \:d/ a blog like urs needs more comments X-(

Mads said...

good collection of music btw :D i dont feel like closing ur blog window only :((

Mahul Bhattacharya said...

@ Divya:

Well, the last time I saw 6 am morning was when i skipped sleep on 31st night! But I was in no mood to walk a mile.

Mahul Bhattacharya said...

@ Mads:

Actually it's a bit different. It's I who bugs people and not the other way around.
I'm commitment phobic, yes, but it's not that simple. No one is interested in getting engaged to me as well. :P

A big thanks for blogrolling me.

Nice to hear you liked the music.