The Pomodoro Technique is a time management philosophy that aims to provide the user with maximum focus and creative freshness, thereby allowing them to complete projects faster with less mental fatigue.
The process is simple. For every project throughout the day, you budget your time into short increments and take breaks periodically. You work for 25 minutes, then take break for five minutes.
– Source: Lifehack.org
A couple of weeks ago, I convinced one of my co-workers to enrol in the gym I was a member of. She asked me in the pantry about my gym, the fee, the environment, etc. I answered her inquiries excitedly. The following two weeks, she was at the gym with me busting her ass on the treadmill, on a bench, on a mat, and with a pair of dumbbells. Then I wrote a blog post titled “Recruiting” for this blog but I never got beyond the first draft. Now it makes sense why I didn’t go back to writing. It wasn’t meant to be published because weeks later my co-worker had “given up”.
Motivation is everywhere nowadays. It’s in books, in movies, in billboards, in slogans, on your Facebook feed, on blogs, on Tumblr, and even on Instagram. It’s inescapable. Throughout my perusing, finding, and digesting it, I learned one important thing about motivation. You can’t motivate anyone. Continue reading You Can’t Motivate Anyone. TRUTH.
Last Wednesday, my personal relationship with my personal trainer ended. I had learned everything I could from him and it was time to set forth a different fitness route.
Hiring a personal trainer was one of the best decisions I made in life. I tried getting on the fitness path before and enrolled in a gym. But I quit so soon, lacking in motivation and knowledge. A couple of years later, after being diagnosed with sickness, I knew I had to make an uncomfortable yet wise change in my life. I wanted to go to the gym and restart my fitness route again. It has been three years since then. While making it this far could be attributed solely to my motivation and commitment, I could not deny the role my personal trainer played in my journey. Simply put, I wouldn’t get here without him.
Why should you hire a personal trainer, especially if you are a newbie? Continue reading Why You Should Hire a Personal Trainer
It’s a myth.
The saying “Money can’t buy happiness” is a myth. Maybe if I was feeling highly spiritual and enlightened, then money wouldn’t matter. There are some things that must be bought to get happiness.
Meal timing is important to me, especially on work and workout days when my energy highly depends on my food intake. My daily meal plan is usually composed of five to six eggs for breakfast, a protein bar or a protein shake for a snack, BCAA, my pre-workout meal (and sometimes black coffee), my post-workout shake and meal, and a snack before bedtime. It took some time to find the set-up that works for me and it is now my routine. When my team leader at the office sent a meeting invite for a five-hour peer code review, I knew I had a challenge in my hands. Continue reading Six-Hour Meeting and Five Hours of Hunger
Time, aside from love, is one of the priceless and most valuable gifts we can both give and receive, not only for others but also for ourselves. Most people do not realize how much power they have over their own time, and so come the excuses such as “I’m busy”, “I don’t have the time”, or “My schedule is full”. With the power of time also comes priority.
If I tell you, “Time”, you reply back with “Priority”. If I say to you, “Priority”, you respond back with “Time”. The two goes hand in hand, never one without the other. If it doesn’t for you, then you’re doing it wrong. Continue reading Your Problem is Not Your Time, It’s Your Priority
“What have I gotten myself into?” was the first thought that came to my mind when I started my leg workout. It had been a long while since I worked out my lower body, after some mishap on my foot and leg. However, I felt I was missing out badly on something good so I incorporated it back to my routine. By the time I finished my first set, drenched in sweat and panting hard, I was reminded once more why leg day is “feared”. Continue reading Kicked Off The Week with Leg Day