The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A Fuck (Book Review)

This book was one of the first “self-help” books I’ve ever read. Shit, maybe one the first books in general. I think is does a very very good job at reaching a new audience and bringing them into the “self-help” world. Before the book, I sure wasn’t interested in my own well-being and still wasn’t throughout most of the book. However, I kept reading because the … Continue reading The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A Fuck (Book Review)

Is Your Relationship Failing Or Are You Failing Your Relationship?

Relationships are considerably the most difficult and riskiest thing you’ll ever do in your life time. They take work (lots of it), trust, faith, commitment, and tons of foot massages. Unfortunately, they still can fail and many of them do. I have had many relationships fail. Most of the time, they ended badly because the relationship was like a toxic fart after destroying a taco 12 … Continue reading Is Your Relationship Failing Or Are You Failing Your Relationship?

Is Your Relationship Failing Or Are You Failing Your Relationship?

Relationships are considerably the most difficult and riskiest thing you’ll ever do in your life time. They take work (lots of it), trust, faith, commitment, and tons of foot massages. Unfortunately, they still can fail and many of them do. I have had many relationships fail. Most of the time, they ended badly because the relationship was like a toxic fart after destroying a taco 12 … Continue reading Is Your Relationship Failing Or Are You Failing Your Relationship?

A week of doing nothing

Over the past week, I tried doing nothing. At least, nothing regarding writing/reading/work. Supposedly, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, and other big names have done it because of the copious amount of benefits it brings; catch up on sleep, get away from work, think of new and better ideas. Some say that the biggest ideas they have ever thought of occurred during this time. So, I thought I would give it a try.

Days 1-3

I initially thought the first 1-3 days would be enough time for me to recover and recharge. During this time I felt sharp, and regularly found myself thinking of new blog posts/other random projects to start. I felt little to no restlessness about going back to work or being productive in any sort of way and, as you could say, felt the most present. I felt like I was applying the things I learned the past few weeks into my daily life and that I was connecting dots. The first 3 days were great, however, I believe why my experience went so well was because I already had planned to have an entire week off. The usual 1-2 days I get on the weekends doesn't usually cut it. This is most likely true because of its short timeframe.

Days 4-5

This is where I started to feel the same as I was before I began the week of doing nothing, like I got used to this routine. I started to feel restless and began reading articles on Medium. I wanted to start working at something again, and I particularly remember one morning where I cranked out 120 pushups for no reason. I wasn't consciously applying new thought into my daily from the things I have learned the few weeks prior and didn't feel as sharp as I was in days 1-3.

Day 6+

I don't know if I just suck at this week of doing nothing thing, but by day 6-7 I was impatient and ready to put in some work. (Plus, I know I've always been slightly a workaholic or someone who stays sane by producing "work.") Facebook notifications started to die down, nobody from work was bothering me and life was quiet. So quiet, I didn't know what do with my life. I was worried about work/being productive, and there wasn't a single creative bone in my body. I felt like I was falling behind the learning curve, which caused me to feel restless. (more…)

The Bad Thought Tornado

I was dating this girl for about 8 months, she was real cool. We got along really well and, to be honest, I thought I loved this girl. Then one day, she decided to cheat on me. Twice. I brushed it off like I do everything bad that happens to me and pretended I was okay, not knowing how this would make my upcoming relationships 10x harder due to … Continue reading The Bad Thought Tornado