Now, where was I?
The reality is that I have been a feeling a bit flat since our HK trip. I felt that I was just going through the motions every day, and nothing meaningful came out of it.
I took some time to reflect on this, and I came to the conclusion that time is an increasingly finite resource and I was not using it wisely. I don't have the same amount of down time as I used to, but I was still spending hours lounging around, surfing the net reading random websites, often till late at night. As a result:
1. I don't get enough sleep and is tired during the day
2. I don't spend time on things that are more rewarding
3. I feel like I am falling behind on everything
There were nights where Mr Curious and I both sat on the sofa in front of a laptop (me with the netbook) and we weren't even talking to each other. I realised that I was taking our relationship for granted. We had a chat and we agreed to make an effort to spend quality time with each other.
It was a similar situation at work. Instead on focussing on the task at hand, I was jumping from one thing to another. At the end of the day nothing was complete and the to do list was getting longer and longer. I decided that "enough is enough" last Friday - I did not allow myself to be distracted and spent the whole day finishing a piece of work. I felt so much better afterwards, and I think the quality of the work benefited as well.
It all comes down to discipline. It may not be a "feel-good" word but it is effective. I need to stop spending my time frivolously. There are so many things I can do that are fun and fulflling, like writing this blog :-)
Thanks for reading my rant, it is cathartic. I guess this is technically my first "confession" on this blog!
Fun posts are not too far away :-)