Stop Half Working

Principle to be reinforced today: Stop half working!

Because yes, time goes by and at the end of the day i realize i did not accomplish half of what i had set to be done … So it is either because i set too many tasks per day, or because i waste time without even realizing it. Will see at the end of the week, wish me luck!

Inspired from the article from Business Insider 3 Time-Management Tips That Will Improve Your Health And Productivity.

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Proud to be a citizen

One thing is for people to not go to the elections –  it is their right to vote, and by not going, they forfeit this right. OK, whatever. They do not get to be proud or frustrated about what happens next.

However, a completely different thing is for a person to want to vote and to not have the chance.

Outside or Romania, so few polling stations were opened that the citizens stood in line 4-5-12 hours. On one side, it is amazing that the people are aware enough and awake enough as to know that their vote counts. But on the other side, doesn’t this mean that there is something seriously wrong with the current government? When people are willing to stand in the cold for several hours, sometimes after having had to travel from afar, just to express their opinion? And also, isn’t is just plain wrong to have the people in governing mock its citizens in this ridiculous way?

Many did not go to the elections. Because yes, it meant wasting an entire day.

voting

For me, it was not a waste of time. It took me 4 hours in a long line, but i waited and i am proud. I have felt the frustration of wanting to vote, knowing it is myright and seeing that the authorities simply deny people of that right. There were so many persons who stood in line and did not make it –  the lines were interminable, thousands of people united for a single cause: to decide the future. Again, this is admirable. And what is happening at the top, what the authorities are doing –  well that is plain wrong.

I feel proud that i went. It is a nice sense of appurtenance to a group that went against the system. The authorities did not want me to vote –  they created all the conditions to scare me and others off. But i stood there. For 4 hours, in the cold.

If the other candidate wins, at least i know that i, and people like me did what we could. Similarly, if my candidate wins, it will also be because of me and people like me.

P.S. The sacrifice paid off. Expecting a brighter  future :)

Autumn mornings – lazy thursday

lazy thursdayI don’t really like autumn mornings with Ireland/UK like weather. It is still dark when the alarm rings,  just do it. I snooze. Without too much hesitation.

On most of these mornings, I get up by the time the alarm rings again –  after several snoozes – at 7, but today was different. And it was not different in the sense that I promised myself the day before – it was different because I snoozed more.

I wanted this morning to be different. I wanted to get up early. I wanted to get back to my previous working out routine.

But no, it was not different. It was exactly the same – I had the same excuses.

The autumn mornings are cold, damp and dark. My apartment is not too warm in the morning either, and it creates a very deep and hard to resist wish to just stay in bed under the covers, where it is nice and warm.  and where there is nothing but you and the dreamland.

The autumn mornings are ones in which I know I will have to spend quite a fair amount of time to get to work.

The autumn mornings are ones in which I do not seem to have the necessary energy, when I feel s hungover with no reason.

Hung over nothing. Yes, these are the autumn mornings.

I got into work later than usual today. No matter – I was still the 1st to arrive. I guess I wasn’t the only snoozer.

Coffee please!