The past two weeks have been pretty productive, with less meetings and discussions in the office and with a clear goal of what to complete every day, I was really able to put my mind into getting stuff done very quickly.
There were occasions when I would be interrupted, but in most cases, I would just focus on the task on hand and only deal with the “interruption work” after I was done.
That feels like a pretty good strategy for me to plough though the daily tasks. Nice.
I’ve also really been able to dump more stuff into my brain during the free-er times in office and after hours – reading up quite a lot, on ABookApart’s Designing for Emotion, re-reading The Elements of Content Strategy, and now even more than halfway through PHP Master.
Videos wise – I’m one video away from finishing up with the Altitude course and one more lesson from completing the Grumo Awesome Demo Video course. Hopefully these (and the PHP book) will be completed by the end of the week for a good wrap up!
And… I’ve been running everyday (okay there was one day which I skipped cos I reached home at 11pm) since the 17th! Some runs were longer, most were just short (about 15 mins), but yes I’m proud that I’ve been about to push myself to do this everyday!
Last Sunday, I have scheduled myself to run back in Tampines, and I was supposed to run at 6pm. At 5:15-ish, I could see that the sky was getting dark and bad weather was ensuing. But somehow something clicked and instead of thinking “Oh, I guess I can’t run today”, my mind came up with “Let’s go for the run now!”
Heh. Maybe it was that awareness that I brought to myself during the previous Rain in my Brain episode, I just grabbed my shoes, packed my phone in a plastic bag (I was ready to get wet and I thought it would be fun!) and then I just got out of home. I did almost 6km (not exactly a long distance, but its furthest I’ve ran since I re-started running) and there was no rain!
I watched a video lately that says that it takes about 30 days to build a habit, and that first 10 days are the most critical “going against gravity” kind of days. So let me push through the first 10 days, with just 3 more days to go! I think this (jogging for 30 mins a day) will be an awesome habit to make and keep!
Of course, not everyday feels great – today I ran merely for 10 mins and my tummy started to ache horribly, probably because of the light lunch. Actually, I felt the gastric-like feeling even before I started, and I guess the running made it worse. Luckily I was able to head back, take my bath, cook and eat dinner which made the pain go away.
But I’m really excited – my legs and thighs are really sore (even wobbly) now, but I’m really raring to continue to build my habit tomorrow.
Yippie! I’m loving this feeling!