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Every minute matters

It’s important to learn how to deal with things and people in a level-headed manner, sans excessive emotion. And to learn to empty yourself of negative emotions after a rough patch. 

Blogging has taken a backseat this month, as well as language learning. Been feeling lethargic and the lack of motivation in turns fuel more negativity and fatigue. Language learning has always been a form of therapy for me and I need to find some time for it every week. Incorporating #lunchtimestudy in my schedule seems to be helpful. I feel more refreshed after spending 20 mins or so reading and learning new words. It helps to take my mind off work for a little while and writing down notes just have a calming effect. 

20 minutes might not seem like much but I believe in the accumulation effect. Never really a quantitative person so I’m not going to present the numbers to convince you, but all efforts count. 

I don’t see it as a sacrifice of my lunchtime, in fact, I feel like it’s an energy boost. Hahaha ok I’m weird like this.

Don’t worry that I’ll abandon this space. I may not update frequently at times, but the love for writing would make come back. Writing helps me to organise my thoughts, to reflect and to see things from a more objective point of view. 

That being said, it’s pointless to rant and put even more negativity in words. Why would you want to spend time to type out a whole chunk of angry text, only to experience that same (or escalated) anger again as you recount the unpleasantries. 

I’ve digressed. Shall try to rearrange my schedule to see if I can add more language time in the evenings. 

Currently having a bout of backache and shoulder aches so the plan to be more physically active might have to be pushed back for awhile. I just want to lie down ?.

Also, the seed of an idea is planted in my head. Whether it will really grow into something will depend on a lot of factors. Let’s leave it to fate (after effort has been put in). 

Although I’m scared by myself for even considering it. 

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3 Comments

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    J.
    21 July, 2016 at 8:21 PM

    Thanks for keeping us updated, Shanna. Good luck with whatever idea it is that you’ve gotten into your head – I’m sure it’ll work out fine if you decide to go for it! 🙂

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    Kimmie
    22 July, 2016 at 1:46 PM

    I share the same sentiments. Every time I feel stressed out or sad, I will turn to studying languages. Probably I feel that I have accomplished something after studying and looking at my own handwritten notes makes me happy.

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    Archana
    28 July, 2016 at 8:40 AM

    I can relate; writing/blogging definitely keeps me grounded and sane when I’m going through a slump. Good luck with your endeavors!

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