Daily Post: I Never….

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Tell us about something you’ve done that you would advise a friend never to do.

This is something I did I’d advise no one to do. During the days of my final year exams, I was living in the residence of the university. I had a room mate ,she was a  student of Economics. She thought my going to sleep at 10:30 PM every night was a mistake . Her advice was I should stay up longer like my other classmates. At first I paid no heed to her, when she repeatedly warned  me that my classmates would fair  better than me  in the exam.After hearing this for the umpteenth time, I decided to check it out.

The following evening I stayed up till 1:30 AM. Those three hours I stayed up to study was the worst mistake I made. Since it was past my bedtime I couldn’t sleep rest of the night. When I got up to get ready to go to the exam hall I did not feel well. I panicked what if I cannot go to the exam hall was the only thing I thought. It would mean I’ll have to repeat the year.

This was not acceptable to me. I went to the exam hall, sat on my chair and waited for the invigilator to give out the exam papers. In about five minutes I saw him giving out the question papers, I was feeling dizzy and scared. When I got my paper I read all the questions, and felt I know nothing. I picked it up and read them again. Out of ten questions I was supposed to answer six.

I felt sick and scared. I read the first question and started writing my answer, it took me longer to answer six, on  a normal day I’d complete writing my exams in an hour and a half. This did not happen, I think I took all of the time allotted to us.

I realized after I came out of the exam I must not listen to any one about my sleeping schedule. I almost thought I’d fail. Thank God I survived . Those classmates my room mate talked about did not do better than me in the exam.One failed and the other one did not get more marks than me.

I told my room mate in the end, “I will never listen to you, I will sleep at my regular time.”



11 thoughts on “Daily Post: I Never….

  1. Dear Ranu,

    Thank you for sharing this. I totally agree with you…our sleep is so very important to recharing our being, enabling us to access the dream-time, and more.

    All good wishes,


  2. Although you might want to “listen” to others’ advice, it is important to critically analyze it based on your own knowledge, values, and behavior, particularly if it’s something related to your schedule.

  3. My dearest sister it is a mistake I make all too often – thanks for sharing this, I feel like taking a lesson from it right away 🙂

    • My dearest brother,
      It was a lesson I learned the hard way I thought may be it’s okay to stay up one night.
      I didn’t think I have an important exam.Had I failed that paper,it truly would have ruined my life.
      My brother would stop paying my school fees.Today I’d be the farmer’s wife according to my eldest
      brother’s plan. 😦

  4. Hello Ranu,
    Thank you for sharing this lesson. Sometimes, we are so tempted into thinking we are mistaken in holding fast some principles. This happened to me once, though i didn’t have an exam the next day, I didn’t feel fine. Once again, thanks for sharing.

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