One hope I have for 2019 is to have a clearer on what’s important to me; to rely less on the relatively unsubstantial and inconsequential matters that seem to dominate my time.
Whether literally or metaphorically I’m grateful for the opportunity to always be a student.
When it comes down to it, getting things done is about spending either time or money (or both) and committing spend whichever of the two it is.
Yes, I can eat and read the paper, or eat and check my social media. I may miss out on truly enjoying my meal (if it were a meal to be enjoyed) but, from an efficiency point of view, I’m making hay.
Having been stuck on all kinds of repeat modes for a good couple of months, it feels slightly uncomfortable to do things differently.
These statistics are a reminder that early breakthroughs can be impressive, stunning, even, but that building on initial progress can be tough, and is anything but immediate.
Keeping track of when you're giving praise can't be a bad thing to do, either. You never know, it may come in handy some day.
At 6:00 am on a weekday morning, Canton Cross is normally gearing up for a busy, noise-filled day.
It's a much more subtle force saying something along the lines of, 'You really shouldn't be bothered to do this. This is really boring.' Why? Why shouldn't I be bothered, and where does this voice come from?
Despite not remembering very much of it (work-, not drink-related, I hasten to add), and despite feeling as if there were plenty of things left undone, the fact is that there were a few notable accomplishments.
For me, I've let of emails. Those hundreds of emails that I was going to read, or sort, or go back to later? In the bin. Will I miss them? I thought so but, actually, no. No, I won't miss them.