Baljinder is a doctor who specializes in sports & spine pain management. Being a husband and father of three keeps life busy for him when he's away from his practice. In his free time, if he's not taking in a Chicago Bulls game, he's usually playing with his cameras as he enjoys being a photography enthusiast. When asked why he became a doctor; Baljinder lightheartedly replied, "I wasn't good at math."
What do you wake up thinking about?
I typically like to set my alarm clock about 30 minutes before I actually get out of bed so I can prepare myself for the day ahead. I like to mentally go through the things I need to do that day and any day before the weekend. I use the rest of my time before physically getting out of bed to read the news online and hit my social media sites.
What's your morning ritual?
I do my 30 min to plan my day and read the news before getting out of bed followed by going to the bathroom/shower. I then will go upstairs and wake my 7 year old up. I will sit in her hammock chair and she crawls onto my lap for about 10 minutes while we start some morning prayers. I then finish my prayers on my own and then tie my turban. I then eat breakfast with my kids and then head out to drop my 3 year old at school followed by work.
How does social media play into your daily life?
I would say immensely. Although I'm not proud to say it, I generally start and end my day by visiting my social media sites. I use it to document any major and minor daily events of my life and keep up with those of others. I envy those who have the know how to use social media to push social causes and make positive impacts in the world. I hope to do that someday...promote awareness.
Are we more connected or disconnected than before?
To the lives of others we are far more connected but as a trade off, I believe we are less connected to our own. Social media allows us to live in a parallel universe where image trumps true accomplishments. We are more attentive in this virtual world and remain in a "funk" in our own.
What is most important to you in life?
Love. To me love is everything. If you love everyone, everything, and every outcome no matter if it worked for or against you....then you will always be in a state of bliss.