New Endeavours & Interesting Reads Of The Day
The adventure of making daily life as interesting as it could ever be, and living life to the fullest
Days had been a little sombre and this cannot last forever. Options are limited, the only feasible choice would be self-motivation. Talking to someone or seeking encouragement sounded comforting and tempting but once you recall how mundane it is to put all your thoughts and feelings into the correct words and hoping that the other individual would understand is somewhat taxing. Either the person would attempt to be nice, in fact too kind, which makes you feel odd, or the person would just feel that you are a burden who always needed someone to cheer you up.
Maybe many of the older generations might laugh at how immature the younger generations are, getting too overly emotional over relationships, being engulfed by jealousy, not being strong-willed to handle difficult situations in life. Sometimes, reading the words and stories spoken and written by seniors over 65 make one feel a little silly for doing what one has done. Setbacks in life are just setbacks, aren’t they? Why do we focus on the failures and not what happened after the failures occurred? This is a lesson recently learned. While trying to write all these out into words with the hope to connect to like-minded people as I, consciousness came in that I too, had spent too much time focusing on the wrong things in life.
Time does not wait for us to sort out our thoughts slowly or allow us to dwell in negativity. Dwelling on negativity or the setbacks would only make us stop in time. We are stationary and not progressing in life. When will you get moving and start living? The clock is ticking. Days pass by. In a blink of an eye, another year might have already come and gone. What have you added to your life story?
Instead of mulling over whatever had happened, look at what can be done to make everything better again. Imagine what the future would be like. Look at the path in front of you. Create the life pathway and never mull over what had occurred. Yesterday, I started to follow a series of daily routine workouts and also began to do e-commerce as a beginner. Did that assist in getting me out of the blues? Yes, it worked like magic. It was exciting to do the workouts and monitor the progress. Achieving a sculpted body would greatly improve one’s self-image. It cleared my mind off the negative clouds which had been hanging over my head for the past few days or week. In my experience, I would say it is more of refreshment to my daily life.
What’s more, being a novice at e-commerce is certainly something that keeps my mind occupied. Having made several sales from clearing the clusters in my apartment, packaging them, writing addresses onto all the envelopes and boxes, then sending them off to the post office to prepare for delivery and updating the buyers of the tracking numbers sounded like a lot to be done. But at the end of it, when buyers thanked you for the speedy posting, gave good reviews and awarded you with simple words of compliment, you will feel that all of these are worth it. It motivates you to do better to bring smiles to the buyers when they open the door to receive your items from the couriers. Whenever there is time, checking all the tracking numbers to ensure everything is well become a natural past time. Once it is delivered and buyers left kind messages in my inbox, it cheers me up tremendously. It is a recently found joy which I am so grateful for.
Another realisation that dawned on me was when I was preparing to move homes. There are many belongings which I have no idea why I even bought them for. Should they end up in the junkyard? Should I give them away for free, but who would want them when they could get better ones elsewhere? I felt that my past spending habits had ended up contributing to the junkyard or landfill. When I was little, Dad used to say, if Earth perishes, we perish. Caring for the environment is critical. Remembering that and glancing at the clutters of belongings in my apartment, I wondered what have I done. With that astonishment, I reminded myself never to make a purchase for stuff on a whim or stuff that is not a necessity. Am I turning into a semi-minimalist? I think I am!
And as usual, I did my reading today too. These are the articles that prompted my fingers to click onto them —
Today’s Reads —
I Forced An AI To Read 80 Tim Denning Articles And It’s Now A Bad Inspirational Quote Machine (By Ethan Roberts) — (https://towardsdatascience.com/i-forced-an-ai-to-read-80-tim-denning-articles-and-its-now-a-bad-inspirational-quote-machine-ea9805d73ddc)
Slash Commands are Here! (By Nelly) — (https://blog.discord.com/slash-commands-are-here-8db0a385d9e6)
Are Italy’s $1 Homes The Investment Everyone Should Make? (by Reo) — (https://medium.com/illumination/are-italys-1-homes-a-smart-investment-d585aae5f7)
The Psychology Behind Having Your Own Publication Vs Only Submitting to Larger Ones (By Jessica Lynn) — (https://medium.com/the-partnered-pen/the-psychology-behind-having-your-own-publication-vs-only-submitting-to-larger-ones-f86ade618467)
5 Reasons Why I Left the AI Industry (By Alberto Romero) — (https://towardsdatascience.com/5-reasons-why-i-left-the-ai-industry-2c88ea183cdd)
Build a piano with Tone.js (By Joe Young) — (https://musicjoeyoung.medium.com/build-a-piano-with-tone-js-618e2403d9de)
Have a nice weekend and stay cheerful!