Expanding Work

Work expands to fill the time given to it. For my final exams, the structure for the majority of them was 24-hour online, open-book exams. This was the same as last year because of the move to distance learning, and it has taken some adapting. Last year, for a German exam I was particularly worried [...]

Your Time Is At Risk

Our time is precious. It's the most valuable asset we have and our most important investment. It's the one thing we're all running out of. Every day, every week, every hour that passes by. In what, where, when and how we invest our time will determine the dividends we receive.  There are always competing voices [...]

Changing Up Our Routine

Sometimes, we need to change our routines. It's important to have structure and consistency in what we do. It helps us cultivate habits and keep ourselves accountable. But sometimes, certain circumstances demand we change. We need to be flexible and able to adapt quickly. For someone who likes routine and structure, this is difficult for [...]

Future Plans

Making plans for the future is exciting. The process can be filled with hope, passion and energy but also fear. There needs to be tension between the two sides. If the emotional balance is out of sync, things can go wrong. Too much fear can freeze our decision-making. We’re filled with anxiety and worry. The [...]

Second chances II

I recently wrote a blog about making the same mistakes over and over again. It can be painful to witness this and we might have a desire to help. However, we may also make these same mistakes ourselves. We might have been there in the past and it was painful for us, so we don't [...]

Find What Works For You

A close friend recently asked me for some advice. I always struggle with this. I appreciate being asked and think it’s an important part of friendships and relationships. However, I know I sometimes get carried away and want to tell others what to do. It’s a fine balance between Just Listening and talking too much! [...]

Routine

I've recently gotten into some form of daily routine that I'm finding very helpful. It's something I've experimented with and worked on for a while. Over the years, it's changed from getting up early to getting up late, to going to bed early or going to bed late, to working late in the evenings or [...]

Ambition

Some people are ambitious. Others not. I find it curious when others aren't ambitious. There's more to life than the small circle we grow up in. Perhaps, I think this because I've been blessed to be able to travel and see more of the world. I've tried to expand my inter-cultural awareness and perspective. I [...]

Satisfied

Another few questions to ponder, this time regarding sufficiency: What does it take to be satisfied?Do we want money and financial security?Do we want to be happy?Do we want success? Do we want status?Are these the same?How much is enough to be content?Is this the same as fulfilling our potential?Can we ever be satisfied? How? [...]

Discerning Ideas

A little different blogpost today. A few questions that I've been reflecting on to help with discerning ideas: What's my vocation?What will bring me joy? What do I love doing?What will help me build financial stability to provide for myself (and my family?)What’s work? What’s just a hobby?What’s my Ikigai?What am I passionate about?What are the [...]