Jobless in Japan – Day 10. Hiroshima

Travel

This is my fourth city after Nagano, Kyoto, Kagoshima and Nagasaki of my jobless south tour of Japan. The way the route was designed is to go as far as I can first (long train journeys) and then move to shorter ones. In fact – after looking at the last 4 cities. It may not be a bad idea to have long travels on the train as long as those are Shinkansen.

According to Wiki – Japanese: çiɾoɕima) is the capital of Hiroshima Prefecture and the largest city in the Chūgoku region of western Honshu – the largest island of Japan. Hiroshima, a name meaning “Broad Island”, gained city status on April 1, 1889. On April 1, 1980, Hiroshima became a designated city. As of August 2016, the city has an estimated population of 1,196,274. The gross domestic product (GDP) in Greater Hiroshima, Hiroshima Urban Employment Area, is US$61.3 billion as of 2010. This is 1/5 of Malaysia with 1/30 of the population!!!

7 Things You Do When You Fell off the Bandwagon

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I read somewhere on the Internet on some of the things that I can do when I fall of the bandwagon. These are the seven things that seems to resonate well with what I can do. It all makes sense, a lot of sense. Read through the seven things below:

First thing: understand that it’s okay if you’re not hundred percent on plan, hundred percent of the time.

Second thing: let go of the guilt. There is nothing to feel guilty about.

Third thing: keep going, do not let it stop you.

Fourth thing: look back and ask yourself what may have caused you to fall off track.

Fifth thing: remind yourself what you are doing what you are doing. And if you do not know what is the why, figure it out.

Sixth thing: take each day as a new beginning and show yourself of love and compassion.

Seventh thing: treat your adult self like you are taking care of your child self.

Most of the seven things up there are common sense. I think I just need to do it. You don’t need to think too hard, and just take action. The problem with me as per the previous post is that I do a lot of talking and writing, but not so much of action.

I made to really push myself to take action versus just saying it. It is not just about the 365 days project, but also in my working life. It is tough, but it is something that I need to do otherwise it may be very detrimental to my life.

I’m always stressed about me not doing what I need to do. Procrastination seems to be one of my biggest hurdle. I like to procrastinate a lot of things. Always leave things to the last minute. I know I am quite organised, but having to do list does not mean jack shit. this is all about the actions versus having a list.

So, I need to take actions. I need to think very serious actions. I will look back again on my list, and make sure that I take all the actions for all the items that are listed down for today.

Actions Speak Louder Than Words

I Will Be the Best Every Day All Day Starting from Today.

Day 19 of 364 Cheat and Rest

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Its day 19 and its a rest day

Everybody is entitled to have a rest day. Pushing the body for a long period of time is going to have a detrimental effect. Its not good as the body will need to time to recover.  In fact in some article that I read – for people who are above 40, it is recommended that you workout two days and then take one day break. I think that is pretty good, but my problem is that for non-workout day, I tend to feel extremely sluggish!

Yesterday was cheat meal day and also a rest day. Something that I should not have done because I should have at least balance out the day with a long cardio. Well – I did plan to do so but the problem was the weather was so shit that I could not get myself out to Arboretum to do a long hilly walk! It would have been good honestly. But I guess let bygone be bygone as I can’t turn the clock around. I can only see what I can do differently when such things happen.

Cheat meal was pretty awesome. Helped myself to some great food. Onion Rava Thosai, Idly, Paneer tikka and dessert ice cream sandwich. I could feel the sugar kind going around my brains.

 

At night I kind of whacked. Not from the low carb food but more from the amount of food I consumed. I seriously should have controlled the volume of food that I ate. I did not ended up to be extremely full but it is easily double of  my typical volume of food. Sigh. But we can only learn. I need to remember portion control. Portion control is also extremely important. Just to recap on portion control.

Size it Right

I must really have this ingrained in my mind. In most times, I don’t think before I eat. Need to continue to push push push. The weekly result may be quite shit as it has not been a great weekend 🙁 But we shall see tomorrow.

In fact – after thinking about it, I may need to rethink my target weight loss per week. Something healthy and sustainable would be about 1 kg a week. That would be great. Anything more is actually quite dangerous.. Let me rethink about it. To end the journal today, let’s watch a very interest TEDX talk on what happen to fat when we lose it… Mathematics of Weight Loss

My Time

Productivity

Is this real? Is there such thing as a My Time during work days. In the recent months, since I got to be extremely busy – I am always stucked with back to back meeting. With these type of days – I am always forced to work late, and things piled up extremely fast. The moment I procrastinate or failed to finish a particular task, it gets delayed so long beyond comprehensible. So what do I do?

Well – My Time is a concept that I created such away that I create pockets of time in between different time of the days that exclusively for me. I won’t sit in meetings nor conference calls. I would just focus on the work at hand for my self. This is challenging – but we need to do this to avoid people from disturbing you during work days.

There are few things that I do to get My Time:

  • Block 1 hour in the morning – exclusively for me to plan my day. I won’t attend any other calls nor meetings. This time usually is extremely early which is 8.00am – 9.00am. The time is officially blocked in my calendar.
  • Block 1 hour for lunch in the afternoon – this is to ensure I have proper meal during the day. If I skip lunch – I will be f**ed.
  • Block time to work on a particular task. To do list is great, but blocking your time allows you to manage your day better.

By doing the 3 things above, its just awesome. In addition to having My Time to do my own work, I will also able to judge my workload better by looking at the available time slots for me to do other things. Most days I get stuck with people blocking the whole day for meetings. Yes – it’s great, but if I don’t have time to work on it – no point also!!!