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(DAY 81) Flushing away my swimming goggles

· 2 min read
Gaurav Parashar

Swimming goggles

Swimming goggles are essential accessories and designed to protect the eyes and enhance vision underwater. These specialized eyewear provide a watertight seal, preventing water from entering the eyes while allowing clear visibility. The lenses of swimming goggles are typically made from durable materials that are resistant to fogging and scratches, ensuring optimal clarity during every swim.

The experience of swimming is starkly different without goggles. It's like you don't know where you are going, what you are doing and what to expect next.

Flushing my goggles

Today, in a moment of absent-mindedness, I inadvertently sent my swimming goggles on an unexpected journey through the bathroom plumbing. After rinsing them with Dettol as a part of my weekly cleaning routine, my mind momentarily wandered. I sent the goggles spiraling into the abyss of the toilet bowl. A mix of surprise, frustration, and a touch of humor washed over me as I watched them disappear with a swift flush. It was a lighthearted reminder to remain focused even in the most mundane tasks and a comical tale to share with others. Alas, my swimming goggles became unexpected underwater explorers, navigating the intricate labyrinth of pipes, forever destined for a watery adventure in the sewage system.

Small losses

Dealing with such small losses and unexpected waste is frustrating. It is important to maintain a positive mindset and find constructive ways to address these situations. Firstly, it's crucial to acknowledge and accept the loss or waste without dwelling on it excessively. Recognize that setbacks happen to everyone and that they are part of life's unpredictable nature. Take a moment to breathe and gain perspective. Next, evaluate the situation and see if there are any lessons to be learned or preventive measures to be taken in the future. Reflecting on the experience can help you avoid similar incidents in the long run.