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Tips If You Have a Desk Job

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.orgĀ 

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Six-Hour Meeting and Five Hours of Hunger

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

Solitude and the Healthy Lifestyle

The songs from Skrillex’s latest album Recess playing in shuffle in my earphones shut me completely away from the world. My shirt was drenched in sweat, as I lay on a mat on the floor with a pair of dumbbells on both sides. It was night and the gym was crowded as usual with the Monday-goers. I would prefer less people at the gym because it suffocated me, but what could I do? I continued with the dumbbell floor press, erasing the existence of the other people on the floor around me thinking of one thing – focus. My trainer was celebrating his birthday in Singapore. I was alone. Continue reading Solitude and the Healthy Lifestyle

Friday and Monday

After my birthday and the weekend that came after it, I managed to not drink any soda (well Coke to be specific) for two days. On October 17 (Wednesday), I drank. How it lead that I cannot remember. My calendar is just telling me I did not avoid soda on that day. I bounced back on the day after that. It was one day soda abstinence for my birthday redux on the 19th (Friday). Continue reading Friday and Monday