26 February 2013

Happy 6th year...I still need to remind myself

...that If a Sick Day is the first break you've had in months, you need to slow down.

Time and time again I've managed to deal with a cold, a cough, headache, fever but the moment my stomach goes. I am completely gone. It's reaching 48 hours now but I've been enjoying some serious food poisoning thanks to a mad schedule combined with insufficient rest, crazy stress from many angles and you guessed it, poisonous food. I have a feeling it wasn't any particular food that was bad, but a combination of everything that just piled up and hit me. Sadly, we're reaching the end of Feb and I've found myself like this twice this year already.

Anyway, so future me who will probably re-read this article a year later, if you find yourself sick from overworking yourself, chances are you need to stop and reflect exactly what you're doing with your life. Otherwise, bravo! You're a better man!

07 February 2013

Yep, I overtrained

Well, well, well, I've finally done it. I officially overdid myself and have had to accept that I got sick and caved to the powers of anti-biotics. I hate throat infections that don't go away and ruin your whole mood, appetite and energy level. I definitely overtrained because my body ached more than usual, my mood was worse than ever and my motivation got so low, even Hitman: Absolution seemed like a chore. Woah! That's a real warning sign.

It's Chinese New Year in a few days and the vibe to celebrate is everywhere. I pulled myself out of my room to get a change and I've seen nothing but red and gold everywhere. This time of year is honestly my favorite because even the workaholic in me has to stop as many shops and businesses literally shut down completely. In fact, every Chinese New Year is when I literally disappear in general, the whole world is ignored and I get a chance to just sit and enjoy life.

I must say, living in Asia does have a perk when it comes to double-new year celebrations :)

And on that note, I wish everyone a fantastic New Year (again). Get some rest and recharge because after this, the insanity of life comes back.