Living life in school semesters, an idea (#089)

Day highlights:

  • Productive morning at work and sense of ownership and trust from the leaders.
  • Doctor's appointment (said it was probably a viral infection / might still be / allergies might have swooped in also).
  • Started to eat normally again (finally, can eat a lot of calories without my throat dying).
  • Gym Session (it was okay, but I felt a bit disoriented as to what to do because the program I was following changed a bit).
  • Badmintonn (did not play a lot, but was still fun).
  • Recorded a fun little sketch for my friend's wedding.
  • Finding 3 small moments with JB + fun text session.

The grateful section:

  • I am grateful for our healthcare system because even though the doctor didn't find anything, it's such a relief to know that I actually don't have anything serious and that it'll go away by itself eventually.

Thought of the day:

I was thinking a lot about comfort and complacency today.

I thought it was funny how I often find myself optimizing to try and find comfort when, in reality, comfort is actually what kills you.

I think in everything I do or how I live, the goal should be to do something until I become comfortable with it and then change it completely to start being uncomfortable again.

Growth goes hand in hand with discomfort.

If one is able to go from uncomfortable to comfortable, it automatically means that there was growth.

Now, you could argue and say that growth isn't necessarily a good thing. You can grow into negative habits or negative behaviours, but when all is said and done, there was still some growth.

And to me, in someway, any growth is better than staying stagnant for too long.

I feel like I've been too comfortable lately.

When I first moved out, that was a shock, but I soon got used to it.

Now that I've found my little routine with gym, badminton, etc.

I'm wondering when's the right time to shake things up.

I was playing around with the idea of setting up my life in semesters similar to school.

That's one thing I miss from school.

It was that every 4 months ish, my life would change just enough for me to adapt and grow, but not enough so that I feel completely overwhelmed by the change.

It was fun though.

Meeting new people, adjusting to your new schedule, learning new subjects in class, building new routines.

Once I started working full time, even if I changed jobs, the freaking schedule stayed the same and, consequently, to some degree, so did my routines.

When you start work at 9am and finish at 5pm no matter what company you work for, it's hard to be like "well, instead of playing badminton at 7pm, let me play at 3pm." Nope, can't do that.

So I was thinking, what if I purposefully change as many things as possible every x amount of months.

Let me learn a new skill or do a new project and let me change up my gym program and let me start a new physical activity and let me change my badminton days (or what I train in badminton).

I feel like if I do that, I'll be able to grow and learn so much more and those are two things I definitely always want in my life. Learning and growing.

A little hiccup I immediately see is in regards to learning a new skill / starting a new project. How do I master anything if I'm always jumping from thing to thing.

There seems to be a little friction there.

Oh well, that's all for today, I think it's definitely an interesting way of living your life. It'll be even better if I remove the 9 to 5 life because then I can really play with my schedule and change a lot of variables.

Good night.

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