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You win some, you lose some. - Say What? #17

Hello! Happy July everyone! Hope your second half of 2019 is going on great! We only have a little o
July 13 · Issue #17 · View online
Say What?
Happy July everyone! Hope your second half of 2019 is going on great!
We only have a little over 5 months to go until the year ends, so let’s make the most out of it!

Remembered how a couple of months ago, I wrote about the Pomodoro technique and how it can help some people with being more productive by helping to break up big chunks of work into smaller, more manageable chunks? No worries if you can’t remember, feel free to re-read it again if you’re interested!
I told myself that I’ll try to use it with my dissertation and see how it goes. After all, I’m a fan of trying out new productivity hacks and tips, and I’ve had great reviews of that particular technique.
However, after using it for quite some time, I feel like it’s probably not the best technique for me.
I realized that I’m more of the kind of person who sits down and be engrossed with the work for hours and then taking a break when I stop focusing, so using the Pomodoro technique kind of stops my productivity when I’m in the ‘zone’ . I see this a lot when writing blog posts. I can literally sit down and write for two-three hours non-stop when the inspiration comes. But when there’s no inspiration for it, I can’t do s***.
June weekend trip to Edinburgh and the Scottish highlands!
June weekend trip to Edinburgh and the Scottish highlands!
The same things goes for work and writing my dissertation. I’ve spent most of June procrastinating and not doing much, but the past two weeks has been, Alhamdulillah, pretty productive so far. I’m halfway through my dissertation, I got a lot done in the past two weeks, and am now waiting patiently for my data to come back and start analyzing and writing up the findings.
This probably goes to show that sometimes, some things don’t work for you, but that doesn’t mean that it’s a bad thing. After all, you win some and you lose some in this world, no? You just have to find something that works for you, and that’s all that matters.
Things I’ve learnt in our first year of marriage.
Talking about winning some and losing some - I’m coming to the end of my Master’s studies, so that means that I’d be going into one of the most dreaded phase of all - jobsearch.
I’ve been sending in a lot of applications, both in the UK and back home in Malaysia, but so far, nothing has been successful as of yet. Perhaps I started too early in my jobsearch (some have gotten back to me with a little hope but my timeline doesn’t fit with theirs), or perhaps I’ve been looking at the wrong opportunities.
Either way, it’s going to be a very long jobsearch journey, but hey, everyone got to go through this phase at least a couple of times in their lives, right? Besides, it gives me more reasons to actually look deep into my heart as I try to figure out exactly what I want to with my life. After all - you can’t expect to be able to convince an interviewer to hire you for their company, if you can’t convince yourself on why you’re applying for a certain position, no?
That should be it for today - I hope you guys have a good weekend ahead!
p/s - Guess what? We’re at 91 subscribers! That is superrrrr awesome! Thank you again for your support! As always, if you have any thoughts, comments or suggestions (good or bad), send them over to me! I always appreciate and enjoy hearing from you! :)
Until next time - stay awesome and take care everyone!
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