Three little posts (#096)

worse situations in imagination, breaking routines and time to get back to it.

Day highlights:

  • Attended innovation day at work (thing I remember the most: functional integration, how to think of everything in eco-systems - it also made me want to present).
  • Felt good to be back home.
  • A little moment of joy with JB before badminton.
  • Played a bit of badminton (I only got 2 games in?)
  • Video call with JB xx

Thought of the day:

I have so many little thoughts here and there, I don't think I'll be able to write one coherent post.

I'll probably write a post made of mini posts.


Situations in my head are often so much worse than in reality. The example I have in mind is in regards to lack of sleep.

Whenever I imagine myself lacking sleep, there's a part of me that thinks I'll be a freaking zombie who won't be able to function properly.

The reality is that, over the past 5-6 days, I've slept an average of like 6 hours or less, have been going to bed pretty late and I'm perfectly fine.


Sure, I find myself wanting to sleep more often and I do yearn for a nap, but other than that, I'm very very good.


It's good to break our routines from time to time because it allows new ones to form.

While I was deep in my gym/badminton routine, I could not imagine myself breaking it.

For some reason, I thought if I broke it, it would be the end of me.

Obviously, I was wrong. IT'S ACTUALLY THE END OF THE WORLD. jokes.

I've been off my schedule for a few days now (10 days maybe) and it's alright.

I'm actually looking forward to setup a new schedule and that would have only been possible if I broke my old routine.

Had I not, I probably would have continued "forever".


I had very low expectations about innovation day (day where people from "my" company presents various topics) and overall, I was pretty right; however, the very first talk given my our CTO lit up a tiny tiny flame within me.

After the talk, I remember asking myself "Should I push myself a bit more to live a richer, fuller life?" Not in terms of money, just richer in terms of "quality" I guess.

I think I've had a decent break and that it's time for me to go back to grind mode.

I will take the rest of the week to recover and by next Monday, I want to have a clear idea of what to do next.

Good night.

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