To know what’s happening in Tech. (and not via Facebook)
I don’t read much on motivational or inspirational book. In fact, I managed to read “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” because the graphics captivated me and the writing was like the author is talking with you as a friend. That time I were pump up to have all the habits but I will forget it after 3 weeks (or less than that like new year resolutions).
I love drama. I pick drama series and shows to watch but there’s still a lot of interesting shows like travel, different countries’ cultures, love/crime/thriller drama series. As I can read Korean, I can chase drama during Live broadcasting time much easier. Learning to control the amount is hard but I have to, because I need to allocate time for learning.
Everyone stares at cellphone when they commute to work, be it in metro, bus or even walking. I put my book in my bag but I realised I were just carrying it around (back and forth to work and home)
I have a habit to listen to radio(can’t stand total silence and low focus time) while I’m reading that I overlooked and think I’ll keep myself updated to news or anything from DJs which is bad because I can’t concentrate. White noise is ok but too distinct noise like radio ads is too distracting.
Hard to move. When haze was too serious or when back from a long trip, it is a bit hard to reboot again. Hard to find companion to do the sports together makes you lack of interest as time goes by. I used to use Nike+ to record the distance I have jogged and spammed group chatroom(only one) just to motivate myself. You can see other’s friends’ running record as well and try to surpass it (competitive me).
I barely read a book in a year (or all these years… shame on me) Time just slips by when I didn’t really have an urge to buy a book because it is space-occupied object. (Not an e-book person because I like the feel of holding a book despite the weight)
So I promise myself:
- 1 TED video first then 1 episode of drama.
- MUST read my revise book when I commute
- Listen to cafe music on Spotify instead of radio when I’m working
- Join company bootcamp and medication. Jog for 5km per week (or more!)
- Get to the office earlier, sit in front of my desk and starts reading. No Facebook.
Baby steps: Need to keep things going at least for this year.
Start something new. Be it for your career or for recreational. It’s getting harder for me to self-learn as other activities then to slip in without knowing (like gatherings or work overtime). I self-learned Korean by myself when I’m in my intern (too much free time) and I’m proud of it every time someone ask me how. It’s better to pay for a course and stick to it as it will make sure you are on track(no skipping). Although bank account increment rate will slow down but it’s ok, it’s an investment.