Real Happiness.

Nurse tapping on his rest room door in a rush, and he tirelessly opens up the door, little bit irritated as he barely had one and half hour sleep, before this nurse brings him back to his senses.

“What happened ? Why are you disturbing me again, is there again the usual delivery case in an emergency room ?” he asked to nurse and wondering why all the mothers have decided to give birth to their babies on his emergency duty.

She said “No sir, there is a trauma case of a young female, who lost almost whole of his lower body’s skin and muscles in a road traffic accident, and whatsoever is present, they are in patches, she is bleeding profusely and she is posted for surgery as her left leg bones are also broken”

He hurriedly runs to the emergency department for doing the “Pre-Anaesthesia Checkup” and assess her situation, given orders for preservation of blood units and inform his anaesthetic consultant about the condition of patient.

Aniket was a 2nd year Post-graduate Anaesthesia resident and was on night duty that day, he arranges all the things which he would need for anaesthetising this patient, before patient enters into the OT.

Finally the patient was entered and was operated by two surgeons, one was Orthopaedic and another one was Plastic surgeon as she also need skin dressing.

After that day, that female was a continuous visitor of the operation theatre as her skin part needs a regular cleaning and dressing as that was badly damaged during the accident.

And for the same thing, Aniket regularly visits her for her pre-anaesthesia check up before any OT.

During those check ups, once he found that the female patient was depressed and was on the verge of crying, and than the inner  “Inspirational Guru” of Aniket awakened (as he was a avid reader of motivational books) and he just tried to cheer her up, told about theories of the “Secret” documentary movie, about the “Law of Attraction” and about how our happy mind can heal us.

What he was doing that day, was normal for him, as his job was to cure patient physically and mentally, but he didn’t know that the motivation he was giving to that girl was a relief in distress, was a power in her loosing battle, was a ray of light amid darkness, and since that day that girl starts to laugh, always have smile on her face, and the main thing she was recovering, but with a smiling face.

Whenever she entered into the OT, she always enquires about Aniket, if he was not present in her OT.

Finally the day came when she doesn’t need the regular change of dressing and the plastic surgeon discharged her from the hospital after months of treatment, but she was not able to see Aniket on her last day.

One day when Aniket just returned from the hospital in the evening, he found that the bunch of beautiful flowers was carefully placed at the doorstep of his house with the letter on which mickey mouse was smiling in the top left corner of the letter and the words were written in a florescent ink :

Dear Smiling Doctor..

        Finally I am discharged from the hospital, with a good recovery, and the surgeon said that now I don’t need regular dressing, only once in a month I have to come hospital for regular check up.

      Doctor I just want to say that I am really thankful to you not only for the relief you have given me from pain during those painful dressings by your skillful use of anaesthesia, but mainly for the motivation you have given me during those check ups, which really helped me to cope up stress which originates from my physical condition.

    There are many doctors who treat well,but there are only few who alongwith treatment also gives happiness and courage to fight any thing.

   Thank You again… God Bless You..

Your’s 

Annoying Patient…

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15 Advantages of Meditation.

What you will feel when you meet a person, who looks calm, has a smile and shine on his face, no creases on his forehead, radiating some sense of peace. Than in my opinion you will definitely feel good in company of that person.
Well one of the many ways to have that type of personality is to have  MEDITATION  in your daily healthy practices.

Well the practice of meditation started in long back in India but because of its unlimited advantages it has spread to all over the world.

Being from the religious family and also my schooling was from Maharishi School, which are known for their stress to “Transcendental Meditation” practice in their school (you read here about transcendental meditation ), so I am very well exposed to as well as practiced this and experienced its effects.
DEFINITION : 

Well thousands of definition can be found about meditation, but the most important among all will be one thing, which is too simple to understand and follow, that it ;

To concentrate on any one thing with total focus and do not let your mind to wander.

This is very simple yet very practical definition. You just have to focus on any one thing, it is as simple as that, and in my case, I just focus on my breath, only observing that it is going in, coming out, going in, coming out.

However, the most difficult job in meditation is to control our  wandering mind  , but what I learn in school and in numerous videos that let it be wander, you just focus on your breath (or anything u like), slowly and slowly mind will wander less.

Position :

Many wonder what should be the best position in which meditation can be done, well ‘ideally’ it is always  Padmasana.

But in intial stages or as long as you are comfortable, it can be done in any position what so ever you want, it may be :

  • Just sitting on a chair or a couch
  • Just laying down on a bed 
  • Semi-sitting position
  • Can be done when you are travelling in a car (but not driving by yourself), or in train or flight
  • Can be done while working in your office (just have a five min break)

You have to focus on a single object. Thats it !!!

Duration :

Well, again ‘ideally’ as long as you can and become still.. 

But for starting purpose, start with 5 mins duration for two times/day, increase it gradually to 15-30 min for 2-3 times/day.

Well the benefits will show itself gradually day by day.

15 Advantages of doing Meditation :

  1. You will be more calm, less irritation, less anxiety, less anger.
  2. You will have more Patience. In any adverse condition, you will not gets tensed easily, but instead because of more patience you will develop the capability of first analyzing the condition and than act according to it.
  3. You will start “Acting“, instead of “Reacting”. 
  4. You will have more inner happiness. Its practical aspect is that you will good from inside. A lot of people you will around you who always utter or you can find from there face that they are not feeling good, always in tension, irritated (I know so many faces pop up in your mind).
  5. When you are happy from yourself, than only you can make others happy, so meditation helps to make strong relationships.
  6. More happiness, less depression.
  7. Studies shows that by continuous meditation there is increase in Grey Mater of brain, which are responsible for increase learning and memory.                                                                      
  8. There is decrease in alcohol and substance abuse.
  9. Increase ability to work under stress.
  10. Strong decision making.
  11. Decrease mood swings.
  12. You become more observant, this is one of the most important advantage we get from it, as being observant is really a game changer in any field.
  13. Improves sleep.
  14. However meditation isolates you from outer noises, but it develops certain characteristics that makes you a good social person.
  15. As a doctor how can I forget its healthy benefits… it prevents increase in blood pressure, develops immunity, control your hormons so in turn prevent diabetes, helps to prevent headache.

    Well there are endless advantages of it, and here are are few which I have discussed with you. 

    Most of these advantages are subjective, that is they can only be felt by an individual, so start doing it, as whole worls and celebrities are going gaga for it.

    Here is one picture which sums up all, courtesy by : LiveAndDare.com

    Workout.

    Well thousands blogs, quotes, tips about WORKOUT you can find on internet along with facts, data, expert opinions, but today I am going to share some of my personal experiences while doing personal workout regimen, which I have learnt from internet only after reading many articles, and one of my favourite website from where I have learnt alot is www.bloomtofit.com .
    The 9 IMPORTANT POINTS  what I have observed in my quest for workout, I want to share with you, They are :

    1. I have learnt that what type of body you want to make depends upon your personal preferences. I am more interested in lean, thin, tight and toned body with good cardiovascular functional status with little element of muscle building. 
    2. I have figured out that workouts does not always require large amount of time, rather you can do in 20 minutes also, which normally i do. How ? There is a regimen called HIIT  (High Intensity Interval Training, you can read more about it here HIIT ), it is basically the collection of alternate intense workouts and rests.
    3. In my exercise regimen, the most important tool is  Skipping Rope.  Skip rope basically involves almost all exercise, if you properly do it, highly effective, very less time consuming, cheap, does not require large space, can be done any where, can be taken anywhere. I have learnt alot about skipping rope from here (do read this). Also watch this video .
    4. Do focus on that workout which makes your body stronger from inner aspect as well as from outer aspect, which also increases your work efficiency. For me as per my profession cardio is much more beneficial tham strength training.
    5. I have become more energetic after starting my workouts, able to do more physical work, more effectively, and my body also becomes more flexible and reflexes also improved and sleep becomes more sound.
    6. You Mentally becomes more strong, and that is the most important benefit I have observed. Can sustain pressure for a long time, that too calmly. And there is always the sense of wellbeing amd sense of happiness in me.                                                                                                                                                                                                      
    7. If you research on net, hear comments of health experts, celebrities, you will find that  sugar  is a bad substance, that’s why I have also decreased the consumption of that. But after after doing my workout, I don’t have to restrict myself from having sugar, automaically my conscience does not allow me to have that in excess.
    8. Even the quantity of food is automatcally adjusted by my body, believe me.
    9. Peoples starts to give you compliments 😜

      Well these are some of my most powerful points what I have observed evidently. Will share more in future.

      Are you doing workouts. If NO, then why ? If YES, than what type of workout you are doing.

      Remember doing Workout is very difficult initially, but you comes into the zone than the whole scenario changes.

      Please do share your reviews.
      Dr. Anshul 

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      “Bibliotherapy”… Have You Heared of it ??

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      Till now I did not know what it is and just come across one of the article related to it which leads me to the opening of wikipedia and several other sites related to it and I found it to be interesting.

      Definition :
      In general language, it is a therapy in which book reading is use to treat mental conditions and some psychological disorders, but can also be used in children to improve their social skills.

      Types of Books Use :
      Books can be of any type, fictional stories, novels, self help books, non-fiction, bussiness, and so on, it all depends upon the type of disorder patient is having.

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      Some Salient Features of Bibliotherapy :
      1) Which book to read is decided by the bibliotherapist after diagnosing the condition of the person.

      2) Books are choosen keeping in mind the plot or story of the book, so that it should coincide with the present situation of the person to whom book is prescribed.

      3) Book are prescribed in the form of “prescription”.

      4) After completion of book, the reader is encouraged by the bibliotherapist to discuss the story with him alone or with the larger group so that the person can analyse his present situation and can able to work on it.

      5) Children can also understand the situation better with the help of children stories.

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      Requirements :
      Major requirements is the active participation from the patient side, patient should have a normal intellectual level so that he can able to understand the problem and can relate his own life situation with the story of the book.

      Useful For :

      Practitioners have reported successful use of bibliotherapy in treating eating disorders, anxiety and mood disorders, agoraphobia , alcohol and substance abuse, and stress-related physical disorders.

      So for me this whole concept of bibliotherapy is awesome as I have also felt that when I am reading some book than there is so much decrease in the stress level and at that time we are in our own “ZONE”.

      So guys, what is your thought on this topic, do share your views…

      Till then,
      “HAPPY READING” 📚

      Pic credit (as per picture order) :
      Macleans.ca, peabodylibrary.org, haikudeck.com