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Published On: June 26, 2019 07:00 PM NPT By: Republica

Go for your passion

Go for your passion

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Dear Sadichha,

I am a 27-year-old female working in a modeling company. Over the past few months, I have been putting on a lot of weight. I don’t know if it’s because of the stress from over thinking and overworking but due to this, I have become very conscious of my stage presence and have stopped feeling the heat for my passion. My parents tell me not to over think it but I feel like I have lost all my thinking capability. What should I do?

Take a step back and reflect on the past few months. See how has life been, how stressed have you been, what have you been eating? Are you getting enough rest? Are you sleeping and working out? I know it can be frustrating if you don’t feel your best. Why don’t you make a conscious effort to relax after work and take some time out for yourself? That would be helpful for not just your physical appearance but also for your mental health which I feel is more important. After having your peace of mind, you’ll be able to function much better. Hence, I suggest you take yoga lessons or start meditation. Also, be mindful of what you’re eating. When we are stressed we tend to not eat healthily. Get plenty of sleep, that is very important for your body to function as well. Research shows a link between weight gain and lack of sleep. You can look more into that as well. 

Dear Sadichha, 

I turned 18 yesterday. I am a high school boy. All my relatives and friends say I am a good student. Maybe, I am. I have always wanted to go to Harvard and study law because it’s my dream college.  My parents, however, want me to become a doctor in Nepal. I really don’t know how to tell them. What do you suggest I do? 

It’s very simple. Sit down with your parents and have a conversation where you talk and they listen. As children, we must be respectful to our parent but I also think that we must have the freedom to make our own life decisions. You could listen to why they would want you to be a doctor and you can explain why has it always been your dream to study law. Perhaps they don’t have the funds, hence why they want you to study here, but it isn’t cheap to become a doctor either. If everyone says that you are a good student and you have good grades then you can apply for scholarships. If your parents want you to study here because they want you close to them then maybe you can start looking for good law schools locally. Your aim for Harvard is great but it isn’t an easy university to get into. So, have a plan B if you don’t get into Harvard. Parents always want the best for their children and want to see them doing good. All the best.

Dear Sadichha, 

I am an 18-year-old girl who just completed high school. Dancing has been my passion since I was very young. However, I got into a terrible accident on my 10th birthday. Due to that, I get upset whenever people mention dancing in front of me. I feel like my passion still lies somewhere deep in my heart but I don’t know how to gather the courage to continue. Please help me!

Join a dance class. The best way to overcome your fear is by doing what frightens you the most. If you are passionate about it, then I think you just need extra motivation and you will be able to get there. The thing about motivation, though, is that nobody else can give it to you. I could always write a perfect answer and send it but until and unless you make that effort to go to the dance class or even play your favorite song and dance in your room, you will never be able to overcome that fear! So go after your passion--Dance! 

Dear Sadichha, 

I am 14 years old and I am badly bullied in school. They push me in the ground, call me names and hide my bag…They just hate me even though I’ve done nothing to them. Only yesterday, they said that I looked like a homeless boy. Even if I complain to teachers, they bully me by calling me a loser. Please tell me what to do.

If you have already told the teachers about it and they replied with what you’ve just mentioned- tell your parents about what is going on in school. I feel like both the students who do this to you and the teachers who replied to you in that manner need to be held accountable. Bullying is not right! I feel sad when I get questions related to it because I can’t imagine the trauma one has to go through. Stay strong and take the necessary actions against them. 


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