24 January 2010

21+ days = habits formed or failed

First of all, if you haven't heard the song called Empire State of Mind II by Alicia Keys, stop everything and check it out. I heard it for the first time while watching an episode of The Colbert Report and have become addicted to that song. Very inspiring rhythm and lyrics. Even though I'm not in New York right now, I can relate to a certain extent :P

Now back to my late blog post. So we've hit past the 21 days of 2010 so that means any new years' resolutions that haven't been forgotten have probably become habits by now. Sadly, a few of my goals have been really, really tough to keep up with and achieve. My little chain of writing comedy every day and practicing my drums hasn't happened. It's really the 4th week of the year and it feels like the 4th month to me. Seriously. I feel energized and drained at the same time. Energized when I think of all the 5735302492402 things that have happened in the last few weeks but drained when I realize that some things still feel incomplete. For starters, this entry is 4 days late! Argh! But I've honestly been so busy I haven't had a chance to gather my thoughts and write them here. Seriously, in the last few weeks have included everything in my life, from announcing matches and results at Legend Fighting Championship (Photo by Terrence Yam):
To playing with my band on that Friday, to performing comedy at Dada lounge, doing comedy for a charity gig, giving a speech at a secondary school at the uber far Tai Wor to performing at M-a-D! Heck I was even asked to be a hand model for a watch because they needed a hairy arm :P Ahahah finally, my body hair is useful! :D

So I write this post because here I am on a Sunday night, half mentally exhausted because my mind really needs a break, half physically exhausted, running around all day and being put to the stress test with performing, working and basically staying alive does take its toll on you. I've got a sore throat and it seriously sucks because coughing like this cannot be good for the lungs and heck just coughing tires me out! I've been watching a lot of MMA recently because it's just so freaking fascinating! I can't seem to get enough. Speaking of MMA, if you haven't, go check out the photos from Hong Kong's first MMA experience by Legend Fighting Championship they got new photos up. Good stuff!

I was planning on getting back on track today with my work and stuff but I can feel my mind is seriously begging for a break so I'm going to do that and try to get some early zz's tonight.... let Monday come and I'll be rested and ready to blow the world away with productivity. And if I'm not... well that's not an option with the amount of stuff I got to tend to.

Woah, now I don't know what to do to rest myself most productively..... I need help :P


09 January 2010

The cutting edge of being late

Woah, 11:53pm! I was this close to being late for 2010's first day 10 entry! Yikes! Ahahah this is the last thing I have on my to do's for tonight.

Well that's not really true, I was supposed to finish off a few mock ups for a project I'm working on and well I got a bit delayed today with everything and now my brain has decided it's had enough. I've been intoxicating it with constantly repeating the lines I'll have to say during my announcements at Legend Fighting Championship in a couple of days. I'm as much excited as I am nervous to be honest. It's a good kind of nervous though, you know the kind you get when say you have a surprise you can't wait to tell someone but you have to hold it inside of you because you know it's not the right time to do anything. That's what's going through my mind at the moment.

So 2010 eh? The toughest thing on new years is getting used to writing 2010 instead of 2009. To be frank, it hasn't registered that it's 2010, it feels like 2009 still. Oddly I felt like it was a new year on 1 - 3 Jan, but once the 4th came and my usual work/life poured back in, things didn't feel all that different anymore. Well for one, my room's a mess again now because I have seriously had absolutely no chance to actually clear it! Can you believe it? It's been basically wake up, do stuff, run around, deal with this, deal with that, come back, do more stuff, feel totally exhausted mentally, sleep. Wake up, repeat, for me. I mean, it's no surprise but seriously, woah.

The cool thing though is that when January is done, I'll be able to look back and smile at how much stuff I've managed to accomplish in 1 month :P This month I have comedy gigs, band gigs, freaking announcer gigs and well, my usual web projects :) Woah, talk about covering all bases!

Anyway, on a more positive note, I've been spending a lot of time fine-tuning my systems, especially my GTD system so that I'm mentally prepared for dealing with day-to-day tasks (eg. recording my sleeping hours, etc.) Now, I no longer find myself wasting precious time re-reading my to do list because to a certain extent, a lot of the daily tasks are habits now and I know the typical routine. My mind has also learnt the priorities of these tasks (eg. reading my RSS feeds in the morning is not important and thus is only done should I have extra time in the 1st hour of my day, otherwise it waits till before I sleep or the next morning). I've also finally figured out a proper way to store all my comedy ideas/notes in one place because my bad habit of writing ideas anywhere and everywhere was getting out of hand to the point I would sometimes lose sheets of paper I wrote ideas on, or even throw them away when I retrieved them simply because I was in a foul non-comedy/idea mood when I found it.

I've also gone lava lamp mad and have been spending a bad amount of time staring at it while I should be working instead. The combo of my constantly changing light with the movement of the lavalamp has some psychedelic thing to it, like while I'm staring at it, I go into some sort of trance or something.

Maybe it's also the awesome tunes Grooveshark is spitting out at for me. Maybe I'm just so tired my mind is playing tricks on me.

My brain's also quitting on me now and I should head off into the ZZ land. I got to go on the radio and talk to the press from the morning to the afternoon :P Sunday sleep in? What's that? :P

Enjoy 2010! :D