All entries for Wednesday 30 October 2019

October 30, 2019

Now I'm feeling more relieved about my account

Learning from the Paul's workshop of time management.I realised my problem is doing too much things at once.

I need to pay more attention to these Important & Not-urgent tasks, instead of just listing and piling all the tasks day by day. I hate to be a firefighter, I hate to push myself to meet the deadline, also I hate to stay up at night.

I really appreciated The Role thinking method, which helps me to clarify the most important goal for me this year: I am doing my Master and I am also a part of my families.

I've tried the Pomodoro last year when I was preparing for the language test. But it doesn't work because in most cases I just ignore it. I'd like to try 52/17 Timer and use a Habit Tracker to monitor my pattern. I think it's kinda interesting. I've downloaded and compared several APP in the past hours, and at last I just leave a simple & user-friendly one to be my assist.

OK, I would spend some time on meditation and then spent 25 mins to write what I've learned today in my reflective Blog. Deal!

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My Curiosity drags me into Rabbit Holes

I'm quite frustrated right now. I feel unproductive because I'm easily distracted by EVERYTHING online. It is easy to find something interesting papers and books and before I know what has happened I run out of time to finish my tasks.

As Kathryn Schulz observed for The New Yorker in 2015, rabbit hole has further evolved into a metaphor for extreme distraction in the digital age: “These days, however, when we say that we fell down the rabbit hole, we seldom mean that we wound up somewhere psychedelically strange. We mean that we got interested in something to the point of distraction—usually by accident, and usually to a degree that the subject in question might not seem to merit.”

I was told to regard my curiosity as a great strength, but now I have to be careful about it. The biggest strength might turn out to be the biggest weakness as well.


Interesting talks as follows:

https://www.newyorker.com/culture/cultural-comment/the-rabbit-hole-rabbit-hole

https://medium.com/100-words-about/the-antidote-to-distraction-is-curiosity-9ece23baf23a

https://medium.com/@BlakeGossard/the-importance-of-getting-distracted-cd2511ad5b74

https://www.computerworld.com/article/2507281/elgan--how-to-overcome-internet-distraction-disorder.html

https://www.quora.com/Is-curiosity-a-distraction


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