Reading Mistakes I Made at Work made me realize that it’s a pretty good idea to start documenting some of my failed attempts, both personal and professional.
I don’t have to just celebrate the wins, I think the failures also deserve some time and reflection to improve. So, here are some of my failed attempts of this year.
1. Bullet Journaling
I was mesmerized by all the wonderful daily / weekly / monthly “spreads” of the bullet journaling community that I desperately wanted to be part of that crew.
I bought all sorts of tools (various pens of different sizes and brands) as well as a lot of Leuchtturm1917 notebooks to jumpstart my bullet journaling. I practiced my handwriting and saw a tiny bit of improvement.
There are days when I make check-lists and some when I just doodle in my notebook, but this isn’t for me.Read More »
Books, like relationships, can be categorized as either flings or steady. Flings are awesome as you read them, but its impact is fleeting. The latter require effort, but they grow on you over time.Read More »
Unless I’m engrossed by the novel — like neglect to do anything else other than finish reading type of engrossment — I often cannot finish it.
Everything was going right this summer, expect finishing lighthearted summer read. To remedy this, I spent over an hour browsing the fiction section until I spotted a gem in the rough, Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine.
As I was reading it, it dawned upon me that most books that I enjoy are either centered around quirky and socially inept characters or has surreal plots that takes over my entire mind until I see how it ends.
To see if it’s true, I’m going to list novels that I enjoyed during the last decade and half. Read More »
Did you ever suffer from research overload? Or analysis paralysis? I certainly did!
Whenever I need to make a decision or do something new for my small business, I read everything that I can get my hands on to make an informed decision.
This conservative approach felt like the right thing to do, however, it wasn’t the most effective methodology.
I suffered from massive analysis paralysis. Instead of tackling the task heads on and being okay with starting small, I wasn’t able to make a decision and kept delaying action on the task that needed to be done.Read More »
I have a confession. Instagram and Youtube are hindering my productivity.
Once I open these apps, I go down a rabbit hole, wasting hours and hours just consuming pretty pictures and/or funny videos.
I didn’t think it was an issue until recently, when I did some basic math to calculate that I spend about an hour to two hours on these apps, daily!
Even a conservative estimate meant that I spent 365 hours a year on these picture and video apps. In my defense, looking at pretty pictures makes me feel good and Youtube helps me keep up with current events, but who am I kidding?Read More »