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One Hour That Matters Much to Me

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Thanks to this unexpected ailment I had. Now I clearly realize that I am not an iron girl as I want to be and I cant afford to bear the work and assignments in my life any more, to be exact, it is the burden and pressure coming along with them. My body sent signal to me! There is a big blister on my lower lip. According to my symptoms and medical explanation online, finally the latent virus flares up all of a sudden due to long-run lack of rest, irregular daily routine, staying up late, overwork and repression. 

The day before yesterday, my lips felt kind of itchy after a big lunch with my friends. I didnt pay attention to it as I had to rush to do my part-time job two hours later- tutoring a six-grade boy. Sitting on the subway, I cant help snoozing for a while. God knows how exhausted I was. Although Ive just come back from my holiday to Suzhou, I didnt feel fully refreshed as we went to many places during the 3 days. A quick powerful nap might help. Several hours later when I finished the job and returned to my dormitory, my lip in mirror gave me a good scare. The itchy point has turned into a big bleb. I could see the skin was sparkling and crystal-clear. That night, I still burn mid-night oil to finish my reading report before deadline. The next morning, I decided not let it aggravate, so I made myself a glass of lemonade with honey, went to the library with a bottle of chrysanthemum tea, eat more vegetables for lunch...All of these were to intake more Vitamin C so that the symptoms would alleviate.

You might have found that these temporary solutions simply attack symptoms. They were, indeed. After lunch, I was so sleepy that even forty winks could not make me feel better in the library. Just at the moment I couldnt hold on, a phone call from a delivery courier saved me! I have to go back to my flat to fetch my parcel at once. On the way back, I told myself why not take the chance to sleep in my comfortable bed for one hour? 

With the article of a research done by a professor Harvard University Ive just read in my mind, I reflected my recent life in ECNU deeply for the first time. In essence, the poor and those who are too busy have the same mode of thinking-their attention being over-occupied by rare resources, namely, money and time. For these days, I have been doing too many things without choosing from them the most meaningful or worthwhile ones. Obviously, I dont have free time to stop and think over my situation. I focus on the fact that I lack time and try to pursue it while neglect the more important and valuable factors. Thus it leads to my stress and anxiety, more worse, I find it not easy to manage my time efficiently. It has been proved that the use of time slice and doing multiple tasks at the same time doesnt work so well. They divert my attention so that I fail to concentrate on dealing with the tasks. 

 

Hoe valuable the hour is! I feel much refreshed and get a cool head to ponder on my questions. Now I manage to balance my study, work and rest. Just make a well-ordered schedule and follow it. Of course my lips recovers gradually within two days because I learn to lighten the burdens in my mind. 

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Reply Report cody160 2015-10-9 08:47
A healthy lifestyle is to strike a balance between work and life.
Reply Report Newtown 2015-10-9 13:23
A blister on your lip, well that's very important to you, your world and the overall scheme of things. You shouldn't worry about people dieing of starvation, refugees in fear of their life, chidren being abandoned by their parents. Just get that blister cleared up and the rest of humanity will be well content and at peace with their lives. It's great that you have decided to tell us all about this "meaningful" aspect of your life.
Reply Report annoyingpotato 2015-10-10 10:11
cody160: A healthy lifestyle is to strike a balance between work and life.
Yeah, I didn't realize it  until I lose health and well-being. Luckily, it is a small cost and urge me to adjust my attitude towards all assignments and work  to live a regular life.
Reply Report annoyingpotato 2015-10-10 10:36
Newtown: A blister on your lip, well that's very important to you, your world and the overall scheme of things. You shouldn't worry about people dieing of star ...
Oh, I feel truly sorry that this meaningless aspect of my daily life and deceptive title hold your valuable time which should have been devoted to humanitarian cause or world peace I guess? Well, I have to clearify I put this blog in Life Column and the blister on my lip is a hook of this blog as I meant to.
Reply Report jaseminsibo 2015-10-10 10:46
Newtown: A blister on your lip, well that's very important to you, your world and the overall scheme of things. You shouldn't worry about people dieing of star ...
newtown, i love your wit! errrr yes i am kind of cyber stalking you
Reply Report Newtown 2015-10-10 11:01
Well let's hope that your blister can "clearify" as much as the petty thoughts in your head.
Reply Report Newtown 2015-10-10 17:30
jaseminsibo: newtown, i love your wit! errrr yes i am kind of cyber stalking you
Don't worry about the cyber part, you should see my stalk !
Reply Report teamkrejados 2015-10-12 08:09
Such 'fever blisters' - as they are called do flare up in stress: a sure sign that you have taken on too much. Sweetie, you have to let some things go! You can't do everything at once, you know...
Glad to see you again, by the way!
Reply Report voice_cd 2015-10-12 09:07
Thanks for sharing your story here. We have highlighted your blog.
Reply Report Newtown 2015-10-12 10:47
teamkrejados: Such 'fever blisters' - as they are called do flare up in stress: a sure sign that you have taken on too much. Sweetie, you have to let some things go ...
"You don't get stress, you give it." D.I. (hardman) Burnside.
Reply Report teamkrejados 2015-10-12 11:56
Newtown: "You don't get stress, you give it." D.I. (hardman) Burnside.
You're right: you don't get stress, you get stressed!
Reply Report Newtown 2015-10-12 14:31
Sounds like you've got it ! So that's akin to saying "you don't get pneumonia, you get pneumonia'ed" ? Or "you don't get
lumbago, you get lumbago'ed" ? Or "you don't get sick, you get sick'ed" ? Or "you don't get upset, you get upset'ted" ?
Reply Report Walter_Rhett 2015-10-13 19:02
Newtown makes much ado . . . (But beside, "upset" is an intransitive verb, and cannot be expressed as "upsetted;" instead it needs a helping or auxiliary verb. It can be written as "was upset," or had been upset," or "will be upset." A note for the future!
Reply Report Newtown 2015-10-13 21:24
Walter_Rhett: Newtown makes much ado . . . (But beside, "upset" is an intransitive verb, and cannot be expressed as "upsetted;" instead it needs ...
So to labour the point, I can still write "don't get upset" can't I ?

As well, can't I also say "Don't upset the applecart." which doesn't have any helping verbs or is "do /don't" doing that job here ?

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