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How I disciplined to Bath daily as an Engineering Student

Being an engineering student, like all engineering students in my country I also struggled to be disciplined in my engineering life. ‘Discipline’ the word gives a different picture for all of us, but here it is unique for every engineering student. If you have seen the movie ‘three idiots’ that will give a picture of the ‘discipline’ an engineering student is struggling to cope.

Since,I always keep a notebook with me to note down my ‘crazy’ ideas and thoughts I always hunt for ‘something’ to be written on the book. During a holiday as I was evaluating, I realised that am struggling to ‘Bath’ every day. And I need to ‘discipline’ myself to keep myself clean everyday.

Eureka ! I go the ‘something I hunted for

Before sharing my ‘dirty’  life story I would love to give you a picture of my life. For me life is to spend a whole day with my laptop and internet, possibly a bottle of Cococola will make things much better. In the ‘busy’ schedule how could I manage to take a bath ! So I started writing down the possible reasons why I forget to bath. Here are the interesting reasons I wrote :

Engineering Student

  1. We cannot bath online, If that was possible I would have done it daily.
  2. I don’t love water.
  3. I am ‘busy’ and I don’t have time.
  4. I just don’t care, I forget to do it
  5. I have many high priority things (checking facebook newsfeed, posting new photos to instagram with different ‘#’ and finally speaking ‘shit’ stories to my hostel mates)

Being an engineering student I should train myself to find solutions for problems ( we do that mostly in exams by creating unique solutions ). I listed the possible solutions and hacks I could follow to manage a bath every day and my list looked something like this :

  1. Fix a time, just before going to college or just before you sleep at night ( 2 am)
  2. You can save a lot of deo and perfumes as daily bathing will reduce the ‘smell’.
  3. Try making you ‘bath’ interesting; for a change start using shower gels and stop using traditional soaps.

Since every habit is born when you repeatedly do it for 21 days, I followed it for the next 21 days and I disciplined myself to get a bath every day. Now, as an engineer writing up this post I think this is an effective method for disciplining yourself in life. This could be with any area which you would love to discipline, the method is simple:

  1. Evaluate yourself.
  2. Find out ‘why’ you are doing or not doing it.
  3. List the possible steps you could take
  4. Follow it for the next 21 days.

We can create lot of ‘power’ habits if we just take a one small step to act. Often, we live a life dedicated to lot of things or materials (phone, laptop, food, music, movies etc) but the real fact is

“The most important things in life aren’t things’

Geo Jolly

I am Geo Jolly, a Software engineer by profession and blogger by passion. I also work as freelance digital marketing consultant. As a speaker I have been at many technical conferences and have handled workshops in digital marketing.

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