Awareness (continue)

In my swimming class, my coaches always asked what did I do and how did I do it or how I feel after some drills. 

They will still tell me if I couldn’t tell them maybe because I wasn’t aware or preoccupied with other things while doing it. 

They always emphasize that we need to be aware about what we do and remember the feel of it. When we remember it, we are conscious and as we practice more, the muscle has better memory about the activity we do and we will transform from conscious competent to be unconscious competent. 

And to form a new habit it will take around 21 days (or so lots of people say, no wonder it’s 21 days challenge). So, when you’re keep practicing it correctly after sometime, you’ll (and your muscle) get the hang of it. 

And because of this, I also started to apply it when I run. I asked my running buddy for this and that, and ask myself, did I land my foot correctly, did I hunch, did I dehydrated and so on. As a result, I notice more things which I didn’t before. I used to think that I just run, to the finish line. 

Also when I do my brush lettering drills. 

Sometimes the basic is the same and when you apply it across other area, you’ll be able to make it better. 

So, lesson of this week is still about awareness. 

Stay focus and be aware

Very recently I joined a workshop about brush lettering, which taught me about the basic technique and some applications to enhance the work or medium to work on. 

We also learned about different pens and brushes. 

Agenda

Looking back (way back..) I started to have interest with fonts (to extend almost like obsessed) when I started to my web developer path. 

But I wasn’t an art student. My brother was the one. 

Then I told my brother about my old new interest that it’s hard to achieve what I want to get. Basically what I think is not what I get. I practice the drills from the class and other drills which I found from Pinterest but still .. not as I expected. (By the way, this whole things just started probably 2 weeks ago) so, I told myself, just keep doing it. Do the drills, make your hand used to it. Thin up, thick down. 

My brother told me that it’s about coordination training between the brain and the hand. 

Initially I like doing it because, at first, it’s brainless activity when doing the drills. *buzzer* it is not. I realize that I need to aware and focus on it. 

A few days before the brush lettering workshop, in my swimming class, my coach said, in order to improve yourself, you need to be aware. Aware about what you do and aware about your mistakes. From there you can improve. It can be a little bit easier if you have friends to go the same journey as you, because you can help and remind each other. 

But if not, focus on your goal, and aware about what you do. 

To be worried 悩む

As the day to start work in new place is approaching, I can’t help to feel worried. About I can work as they expect me to, or not. About my colleague, if I will make good friends again or not.

I had 21km marathon today so with my tired brain and body, I decided to take it that

Don’t let Worry Steal Your Joy

Rushing

I was desperately trying to get things one after another in my life.

I was holding on to something which had hurt me although my friends have been telling me to let it go. It was good to let it go. I should have done it sooner.

Sometimes I just need to be patient and remember that life doesn’t always go with plan A. When it doesn’t happen, don’t sulk. Something better will come.

Are you ready?

I’m going to have my first run in 2017 and it is 21km. Yes.. half marathon. Usually I like to start slow (aka, shorter distance) but last year I received notification from 2XU about loyalty rates and their finisher tee in 2016 was nice, so, without further ado, I signed up for 21km. 

I haven’t been running more than 15km before the actual day, and has been traveling as well. Doomed. I thought. Plus, 2 days before the race, there was a discomfort on my right leg.. 

There was a little hope that the run might be cancelled because of thunderstorm passing from the day before. (But someone might work hard doing no-rain dance)

Nevertheless, I still did carbo loading and prepare my gears and sleep earlier. Gels (checked), bib (checked), attire (checked) 


I woke up 1 hour earlier before the bus pick up time to settle my tummy. To my surprise, I felt good when I woke up without much time needed to gather my soul. And, my tummy was very cooperative too. 

My brother who is happened in town made a comment as I’m about to leave the house. Seems like today is made for you to run. 

Despite my heart is not ready for this run.

Turns out, it was a good run! 

So, good reminder for myself is, whether you’re ready or not, just waltz in.. don’t think too much and enjoy it.. If you completed it, then good. If you don’t, then do prepare better for the next run. 

Looking forward to more good runs in 2017. 

My adventure so far

is filled with people who taught me something. Some did it in kind and gentle manner while some did it with stronger impact (good or bad :p)

makes me meet many new good friends who feels like brothers or sisters to me.

Today I’d like to dedicate this post to everyone who has been helping me to grow. Thank you!

 

Can do? Cannot do?

A friend shared an article about another friend who managed to accomplish something awesome! Because I haven’t be able to do it.

And there is a quote in the blog,

“You’re never too old to set a new goal or dream a new dream” – CS Lewis

I haven’t completed my full marathon yet, and I aim for one. But somehow I feel it’s a very high mountain to climb.

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Not good enough

Me and procrastination seems always a good friend.

I want to post something and procrastinator-me will say, do you have time to write a good blog? You usually have little patience to compose a post with good flow, have you thought of the title, and many other questions.

Yes, the procrastinator-me sounds like me at work when dealing with projects. I have a series of check list which I usually ask my colleagues to ensure the project can be done properly.

The procrastinator-me is perfectionist. If I can’t deliver the best, it will be a shame.  Why you deliver half baked blog post, no one cares about your thought. Too many people have poured their thought in the Internet, right?

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