Thu Jan 21:
I woke up at 5:45 am this morning feeling fantastic and ready to cut all ties with Sugar! That asshole!
After completing my Japanese lesson on Duolingo, I did a quick HIIT workout then jumped in the shower with my speaker cause it’s waterproof. (jk – I put it on the counter). Once I got back to my room, I decided to throw the remaining bag of gummies in the garbage. Yes! “Fuck you! It’s over between us forever!” Sadly, by 3:00 pm, I was fishing the package out of the garbage – Forever lasted approximately 8 hours. I ate the remaining gummies for my afternoon snack and had some Haagen-Dazs ice cream as chaser.
During our late lunch chat, Dee asked me why I’m eating so much junk. I have no idea. “Hopefully, it’s a phase I will grow out of soon.” Oh man! Let’s hope I don’t die before I can permanently course-correct. Is there sugar in heaven? Probably not cause it’s bad for you. I think sugar is in hell, waiting to kill you all over again!
My OKR session with the team went well, I am getting better at not letting negativity affect me negatively – but I still have work to do so I don’t respond defensively in the moment. Whenever you approach situations/people with the attitude of trying to understand it/them first your entire perspective changes. You should read Meditations by Marcus Aurelius – Google has free pdf version out there. https://books.google.com/
Begin the morning by saying to thyself, I shall meet with the busybody, the ungrateful, arrogant, deceitful, envious, unsocial … I can neither be injured by any of them, for no one can fix on me what is ugly, nor can I be angry with my kinsman, nor hate him. For we are made for co-operation, like feet, like hands, like eyelids, like the row of the upper and lower teeth. To act against one another then, is contrary to nature …Meditations (Book II)
Isn’t that beautiful! Dee’s boss sent her a copy and now I am also reading it! As usual, I had a great convo with my boss during our 1:1, I am happy that I have permission to use Asana for our OKRs. I hate when we have access to application, that we’re paying for and we don’t use/explore all of it’s functionality. There’s some stuff I wanted to show him but he is dealing with some family stuff so wasn’t in the office.
I need to go back to my 3:45/4:00 am wake up – I am most productive in the morning and late evening/night time. I used to do my language lessons, training and creative work first thing, which really felt great. By 7:00 am, I’d start work and finish the day around 4:00 pm unless there was something urgent going on!
I’m all out of rice seasoning (furikake) BTW!
Life is …
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