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Gratitude

Day 1 12 mar 2020

  1. Thank you universe for this great opportunity to have a good family.
  2. Thank you universe for giving me a chance to live this day.
  3. Thank you universe for giving me good health.
  4. Thank you universe for putting the food on my table.
  5. Thank you universe for enabling me to have my own ride to office.
  6. Thank you universe for giving me opportunity to make my own living.
  7. Thank you universe for giving me time to rest.
  8. Thank you universe for giving me friends to spend time with.
  9. Thank you universe for giving me a good intellect to be able to think clearly.
  10. Thank you universe for giving me patience in tough times.

Day 2 13 mar 2020

  1. I'm blessed to help people learn what I have learned already.
  2. I'm blessed to enjoy my evening seeing a movie
  3. I'm blessed to have a very good home cooked food.
  4. I'm blessed to relearn what I've already learned with new insights.
  5. I'm blessed to learn about journaling today.
  6. I'm blessed to have a good health.
  7. I'm blessed to socially connect with friends.
  8. I'm blessed to work hard to make someone's life easier.
  9. I'm blessed to be able to meditate.
  10. I'm blessed to be able to creative visualization to shift my identity closer to my future self.

Day 3 14 mar 2020

  1. I'm blessed to have a rest day at office.
  2. I'm blessed to be able to spend time with my family.
  3. I'm blessed to go to the temple and be able to think about the universe.
  4. I'm blessed to have a good breakfast lunch and dinner.
  5. I'm blessed to have a good morning coffee.
  6. I'm blessed to have people come to me for help.
  7. I'm blessed to donate money to a orphanage.
  8. I'm blessed to be able to ride bike twice a day for commuting to office.
  9. I'm blessed to be able to buy things for my kid.
  10. I'm blessed to be able to look up the sky and feel blessed.

Day 4 15th March 2020

  1. I'm blessed with a good sleep today.
  2. I'm blessed with tasty food on my table.
  3. I'm blessed to be able to help with my kids studies.
  4. I'm blessed to be able to spend time with my family.
  5. I'm blessed to be able to put food on the table for my family.
  6. I'm blessed to be able to buy high quality photoshop courses.
  7. I'm blessed to be able to complete one course.
  8. I'm blessed to be able to understand and learn complicated subjects.
  9. I'm blessed to be able to read the book "Best Evidence" by Michael Schmicker.
  10. I'm blessed to be able to have time to read.

Day 5 16th March 2020

  1. I'm blessed to serve my father during a health emergency.
  2. I'm blessed to be able to be calm in a tough situation.
  3. I'm blessed to be able to provide for my family.
  4. I'm blessed to have a loving parents, wife and resourceful Children.
  5. I'm blessed to have a great circle of friends and relatives.
  6. I'm blessed to be able to reflect upon the gifts that has been provided to me.
  7. I'm blessed to understand that we have limited time here and procrastination is the biggest crime that we inflict upon us and the human kind.
  8. I'm blessed to be able to see good in people.
  9. I'm blessed to write my big 5 goals.
  10. I'm blessed to be able to reflect upon my big 5 values.

Day 6 17th March 2020

  1. I'm blessed to be able to provide for my family.
  2. I'm blessed to be able to subscribe to Mindvalley all access quest.
  3. I'm blessed to complete the Super brain quest and Be extra ordinary quest.
  4. I'm blessed to be working from the comfort of my home.
  5. I'm blessed to have good health.
  6. I'm blessed to have good food on the table.
  7. I'm blessed to spend time with my sister/her husband and her kid.
  8. I'm blessed to be able to keep smiling in hard times.
  9. I'm blessed to be able to provide moral support to wonderful people on online community.
  10. I'm blessed to receive messages from my perfect self.

18th March 2020

  1. I'm blessed to dance with my kids.
  2. I'm blessed to help my team mates teaching them new technologies.
  3. I'm blessed to share what I know to my team.
  4. I'm blessed to start a new Mindvalley quest.
  5. I'm blessed to interact with like minded Mindvalley tribe members.
  6. I'm blessed to have tasty and yummy snack.
  7. I'm blessed to attend the intention workshop to pray for eradication of corona virus.
  8. I'm blessed to read a book.
  9. I'm blessed to interact with my friends.
  10. I'm blessed to know what my calling is receive guidance from the universe.

19th March 2020

  1. I'm blessed to be smiling.
  2. I'm blessed to know I'm enough.
  3. I'm blessed to be able to have food on the table.
  4. I'm blessed to be able to have a good evening walk.
  5. I'm blessed to ebe able to see the sky and the starts.
  6. I'm blessed to be able to repair my ride.
  7. I'm blessed to have my own motorbike.
  8. I'm blessed to be able to create and deliver presentations.
  9. I'm blessed to be able to struggle and grow from it.
  10. I'm blessed to have a great community of positive people.

20th March 2020

  1. I'm blessed to have great lunch and dinner.
  2. I'm blessed to spend time with my sister watching movies like good old days.
  3. I'm blessed to have loving parents.
  4. I'm blessed to be able to read and write.
  5. I'm blessed to be able to think with clarity.
  6. I'm blessed to have good nights sleep.
  7. I'm blessed to be able to keep my family happy.
  8. I'm blessed to have access to clean water.
  9. I'm blessed to have shelter over my head.
  10. I'm blessed to learn that myself and God are not separate.

21st March 2020

  1. I'm blessed to be able to wake up to a smile from my wife.
  2. I'm blessed to have a good tea in the morning with a spicy breakfast.
  3. I'm blessed to be able to pay school fees for my kid.
  4. I'm blessed to be able to spend some time on self mastery.
  5. I'm blessed to be able to learn some photo shop.
  6. I'm blessed to be able to create my own universe background asset for my future motivation quotes.
  7. I'm blessed to have a power nap.
  8. I'm blessed to have a great lunch and dinner.
  9. I'm blessed to be able to watch thought provoking videos on youtube.
  10. I'm blessed to be able to finish all planned quest lessons for the day.

22nd March 2020

  1. I'm blessed to be wake up this morning.
  2. I'm blessed to walk for 30 minutes in my home balcony.
  3. I'm blessed to perform self quarantine myself for a week now.
  4. I'm blessed to have my basic needs fulfilled.
  5. I'm blessed to be able to participate in Meditation session to fill courage in my heart and the world at this toughest of times.
  6. I'm blessed to be able to think about God.
  7. I'm blessed to be able to play carrom with my wife and kids.
  8. I'm blessed to be able to spend time with my mom.
  9. I'm blessed to be able to finish my quests.
  10. I'm blessed to be able to interact with the tribe.

23rd March 2020

  1. I'm blessed to be able to have a good day.
  2. I'm blessed to be able to work from home.
  3. I'm blessed to have a good internet.
  4. I'm blessed to be able to finish the quest.
  5. I'm blessed to be able to take care of my family.
  6. I'm blessed to be able to smile.
  7. I'm blessed to be able to read good books.
  8. I'm blessed to be able to have time to watch nice videos on youtube.
  9. I'm blessed to be able to count my blessings.
  10. I'm blessed to be able to teach other people of what I know.

24th March 2020

  1. I'm blessed to spend time with my family.
  2. I'm blessed to be able to give a gift to my nephew.
  3. I'm blessed to be able to stay safe inside the protection of my beautiful home.
  4. I'm blessed to be able to maintain a positive outlook in this tough times.
  5. I'm blessed to learn about threee stages of Awareness.
  6. I'm blessed to be able to meditate today.
  7. I'm blessed to play with my kid.
  8. I'm blessed to be able to make presentation from the comfort of my home.
  9. I'm blessed to be able to have time for introspection. 10 I'm blessed to have a very productive day.

25th March 2020

  1. I'm blessed to be in a society which cares for each other.
  2. I'm blessed to be able to think for myself.
  3. I'm blessed to be able to keep my promises.
  4. I'm blessed to be able to earn my livelihood and support a family.
  5. I'm blessed to help people with financial difficulties.
  6. I'm blessed to give moral support to people who are down.
  7. I'm blessed to be able to have a positive outlook.
  8. I'm blessed to have good friends.
  9. I'm blessed to be able to stay strong during tough times.
  10. I'm blessed to be able to smile.

26th March 2020

  1. I'm blessed to buy veggies for the week.
  2. I'm blessed the eat awesome food prepared by my mom.
  3. I'm blessed to put my kid to bed.
  4. I'm blessed to be able to connect with my friends.
  5. I'm blessed to have internet.
  6. I'm blessed to do awesome material to make personal transformation a reality.
  7. I'm blessed to be able to smile.
  8. I'm blessed to be able to meditate.
  9. I'm blessed to play with my kids.
  10. I'm blessed to help my customers succeed.

27th March 2020

  1. I'm blessed to meet my team members online and chat with them.
  2. I'm blessed to have good food.
  3. I'm blessed to have fresh air.
  4. I'm blessed to be able to play with my kids.
  5. I'm blessed to be able to spend time with my wife.
  6. I'm blessed to be able to read today.
  7. I'm blessed to take personal mastery quests.
  8. I'm blessed to be able to learn from todays experience.
  9. I'm blessed to be able to conduct back to back presentations remotely.
  10. I'm blessed to be able to imagine and create.

28th March 2020

  1. I'm blessed to be able wake up and enjoy the day.
  2. I'm blessed to have a good breakfast.
  3. I'm blessed to be able to clean my bedroom and bath room.
  4. I'm blessed to be able to play scrabble with my kid.
  5. I'm blessed to be able to play carrom with my wife.
  6. I'm blessed to be able to spend time watching my fav movies.
  7. I'm blessed to be able to buy provisions at the comfort of my home.
  8. I'm blessed to be able to connect with my friends.
  9. I'm blessed to be able to consistently do my quests.
  10. I'm blessed to be able to increase my reading speed.

29th March 2020

  1. I'm blessed to be able to wake up to a warm smile from my wife.
  2. I'm blessed to be able to play with my kids.
  3. I'm blessed to be able to read today.
  4. I'm blessed to be able to learn to design styles for digital avatar.
  5. I'm blessed to be able to get my xbox working.
  6. I'm blessed to see my kids play the xbox with the same curiosity as me.
  7. I'm blessed to have dinner with my father.
  8. I'm blessed to learn some photoshop.
  9. I'm blessed to walk for 45 mins.
  10. I'm blessed to be able to complete my mindvalley quests.

30th March 2020

  1. I'm blessed to be able to listen to "Lets get it started" by Black Eyed Peas.
  2. I'm blesssed to be able to start the "Uncompromised life Quest" by Marisa Peer.
  3. I'm blessed to have a productive day providing 3.5 hours of training to my peers.
  4. I'm blessed to clean the Airconditioner.
  5. I'm blessed to finish my mind valley quests.
  6. I'm blessed to learn new things today.
  7. I'm blessed to get to know that I don't need anything to be happy. I'm happy by nature. The things I was thinking that I need are sinply the thing I chose to have.
  8. I'm blessed to be able to smile.
  9. I'm blessed to be helpful to others.
  10. I'm blessed to be able to play with my kids.

31st March 2020

  1. I'm blessed to be able to wake up this morning.
  2. I'm blessed to be able to be productive at work.
  3. I'm blessed to be able to be the best version of myself.
  4. I'm blessed to be free.
  5. I'm blessed to be able to watch cool stuff on youtube.
  6. I'm blessed to be able to smile.
  7. I'm blessed to be able to reflect on past and present.
  8. I'm blessed to be able to be dream on the future.
  9. I'm blessed to be able to see the good during challenging times.
  10. I'm blessed to be able to spend time with my family.

1st April 2020

  1. I'm blessed to be able a good work setup to be productive from home.
  2. I'm blessed to be able to eat home made sweets.
  3. I'm blessed to be able to get good colleagues.
  4. I'm blessed to be able to have food on the table.
  5. I'm blessed to be able to get some fresh air.
  6. I'm blessed to be able to have access to clean water.
  7. I'm blessed to have a supporting family.
  8. I'm blessed to spend time with my family.
  9. I'm blessed to be able to connect with my friends.
  10. I'm blessed to be able to meditate.

2nd Apr 2020

  1. I'm blessed to be able to smile.
  2. I'm blessed to have good food today.
  3. I'm blessed to be able to excercise today.
  4. I'm blessed to be able to finish 38 hours of knowledge sharing sessions over the last month.
  5. I'm blessed to be able to finish up my last few days in my old job.
  6. I'm blessed to be able to get a new job.
  7. I'm blessed to be able to make great friends.
  8. I'm blessed to have a good health.
  9. I'm blessed to have a great broadband internet.
  10. I'm blessed to know that I don't need anything to be happy.

3rd Apr 2020

  1. I'm blessed to be able to wake up this morning.
  2. I'm blessed with the opportunity to use technology to make my life simple.
  3. I'm blessed to have a great family.
  4. I'm blessed to have a good food.
  5. I'm blessed to be able to improve my reading speed.
  6. I'm blessed to be able to reflect on my past.
  7. I'm blessed to be able to do good things to people.
  8. I'm blessed to be able to have people who say good things about me.
  9. I'm blessed to be able to have optimism as my default response.
  10. I'm blessed to be able to find peace in chaos.

4th Apr 2020

  1. I'm blessed to have a good nights sleep.
  2. I'm blessed to help my kids learn to use hot glue art.
  3. I'm blessed to help my kids with their homework.
  4. I'm blessed to spend time with my family.
  5. I'm blessed to be able to clean the furniture of my home.
  6. I'm blessed to be able to have awesome breakfast.
  7. I'm blessed to be able to have a good walk.
  8. I'm blessed to be able to connect with my friends.
  9. I'm blessed to be able to smile.
  10. I'm blessed to be able to stay happy inside the safety of my home.

5th Apr 2020

  1. I'm blessed to be able to wake up to a good sunny day.
  2. I'm blessed to be able to ride bike after a long time.
  3. I'm blessed to be able to meditate today.
  4. I'm blessed to be able to read today.
  5. I'm blessed to be able to smile today.
  6. I'm blessed to be able to have a good lunch.
  7. I'm blessed to have time to spend with myself.
  8. I'm blessed to be able to watch my all time favorite movies.
  9. I'm blessed to have a wonderful family.
  10. I'm blessed to be able to exercise today.

7th Apr 2020

  1. I'm blessed to join a new company in my professional journey.
  2. I'm blessed to meet new people and interact with the people.
  3. I'm blessed to wake up to a good pleasant morning.
  4. I'm blessed to be able to spend time with my family.
  5. I'm blessed to learn new things.
  6. I'm blessed to have the opportunity to help others.
  7. I'm blessed to be able focus in my work for longer period of times.
  8. I'm blessed to be able to meditate.
  9. I'm blessed to be able to exercise.
  10. I'm blessed to be able to guide my kids to complete their home work.

8th Apr 2020

  1. I'm blessed to wake up early.
  2. I'm blessed to do exercise.
  3. I'm blessed to be able to drink good tea.
  4. I'm blessed to be able to walk 5k steps today.
  5. I'm blessed to learn new stuff.
  6. I'm blessed to learn about leadership.
  7. I'm blessed to help my kid with her homework.
  8. I'm blessed to smile.
  9. I'm blessed to be able to go out and look at the sky.
  10. I'm blessed to be able to listen to others mindshare.

9th Apr 2020

  1. I'm blessed to be able to spend time with my kids.
  2. I'm blessed to look our wedding video with my wife, kids, mom and dad.
  3. I'm blessed to be able to smile.
  4. I'm blessed to experience the smell of the soil after the first rain.
  5. I'm blessed to be able to learn new things.
  6. I'm blessed to be able to finish my quests.
  7. I'm blessed to be able to talk to my college mate after a long time.
  8. I'm blessed to be able to exercise.
  9. I'm blessed to meditate today.
  10. I'm blessed to be able to buy medicines for my father.

10th Apr 2020 Gratitude

  1. I'm blessed to be able to have the time today to express myself.
  2. I'm blessed to be able to learn new things.
  3. I'm blessed to be able to think about God today.
  4. I'm blessed to be able to teach my kid few concepts.
  5. I'm blessed to be able to smile today.
  6. I'm blessed to be able to eat yummy sweets.
  7. I'm blessed to be able to talk to my team mates over phone.
  8. I'm blessed to be able to know about my new role at work.
  9. I'm blessed to be able to be productive today.
  10. I'm blessed to be able to finish my quests.

11th Apr 2020 Gratitude

  1. I'm blessed to be able to get a chance to live this wonderful day.
  2. I'm blessed to learn about the culture of my work place.
  3. I'm blessed to go out and buy provisions for the next week.
  4. I'm blessed to be able to smile today.
  5. I'm blessed to be able to exercise today.
  6. I'm blessed to be able to read today.
  7. I'm blessed to be able to spend time with my kids.
  8. I'm blessed to be able to enable my kid to learn computer animation.
  9. I'm blessed to be spend time with my family.
  10. I'm blessed to be able to see the kites fly in the evening sky.

14th Apr 2020 Gratitude

  1. I'm blessed to be able to wake up to a pleasant morning weather.
  2. I'm blessed to be able to be productive today.
  3. I'm blessed to be able to play with my kids.
  4. I'm blessed to be able to tell story to my kids.
  5. I'm blessed to be able to finish my quests.
  6. I'm blessed to be able to speak to my friends and team mates over phone.
  7. I'm blessed to learn new things today.
  8. I'm blessed to be able to have good yummy food.
  9. I'm blessed to be able to attend a hypnosis meditation.
  10. I'm blessed to be able to exercise.

15th Apr 2020 Gratitude

  1. I'm blessed to be able to have a productive day.
  2. I'm blessed to put enough food on the table for my family.
  3. I'm blessed to have vegetables delivered to my home.
  4. I'm blessed to be able to play with my kids.
  5. I'm blessed to be able to have a good cup of tea.
  6. I'm blessed to be able talk with my colleagues.
  7. I'm blessed to be able to smile.
  8. I'm blessed to be able to enjoy a walk.
  9. I'm blessed to be able to exercise.
  10. I'm blessed to be able to finish my quest lessons.

16th Apr 2020 Gratitude

  1. I'm blessed to wake up in the morning, close my eyes and feel the morning sun.
  2. I'm blessed to drink the best tea in the world prepared by my wife.
  3. I'm blessed to play with my kids.
  4. I'm blessed to watch few movies to relax.
  5. I'm blessed to walk and exercise.
  6. I'm blessed to be able to love others.
  7. I'm blessed to be able to love myself.
  8. I'm blessed to be able to smile.
  9. I'm blessed to be able to contemplate.
  10. I'm blessed to be able to wish my friend on his birthday.

17th Apr 2020 Gratitude

  1. I'm blessed to be able to follow a good morning routine.
  2. I'm blessed to be able to have a good breakfast.
  3. I'm blessed to have a great family by my side.
  4. I'm blessed to be able to play with my kids.
  5. I'm blessed to be able to dance with my kids.
  6. I'm blessed to be able to smile.
  7. I'm blessed to be able to walk.
  8. I'm blessed to be able to learn new things.
  9. I'm blessed to be able to look out the window and enjoy the nature.
  10. I'm blessed to have had a very good day.

18th Apr 2020 Gratitude

  1. I'm blessed to get enough sleep after a busy week.
  2. I'm blessed to drink good tea.
  3. I'm blessed to be able to play with my kids and wife.
  4. I'm blessed to be able to talk to my relatives over phone.
  5. I'm blessed to be able to finish my quests.
  6. I'm blessed to have food on the table.
  7. I'm blessed to be able to help a colleague today.
  8. I'm blessed to be able to smile.
  9. I'm blessed to be able to enjoy a evening walk.
  10. I'm blessed to see the sun set.

20th Apr 2020 Gratitude

  1. I'm blessed to be able to wake up today.
  2. I'm blessed to be able to smile.
  3. I'm blessed to be able to eat healthy food.
  4. I'm blessed to be able to learn new things.
  5. I'm blessed to be able to play with my kids.
  6. I'm blessed to be able to feel positive.
  7. I'm blessed to be able to cope up with stress.
  8. I'm blessed to be able to read.
  9. I'm blessed to be able to spend time with my wife.
  10. I'm blessed to be able to meditate today.

21st Apr 2020 Gratitude

  1. I'm blessed to be able to smile today.
  2. I'm blessed to be able to eat healthy food.
  3. I'm blessed to be able to have a very productive day at work.
  4. I'm blessed to be able to talk to my team mates.
  5. I'm blessed to be able to learn to love unconditionally.
  6. I'm blessed to be able to breath fresh air.
  7. I'm blessed to be able to spend time with my parents.
  8. I'm blessed to be able to be able to love myself.
  9. I'm blessed to be able to finish my quests.
  10. I'm blessed to be able to play with my kids.

23rd Apr 2020 Gratitude

  1. I'm blessed to be able to wake up today.
  2. I'm blessed to be able to make my kids smile.
  3. I'm blessed to make my younger one a bird made out of cotton ball.
  4. I'm blessed to be able to have tasty and healthy food.
  5. I'm blessed to be able to make my mom laugh.
  6. I'm blessed to be able to spend time with my family.
  7. I'm blessed to be able to help my colleagues at work.
  8. I'm blessed to be able to work for long hours.
  9. I'm blessed to be able to think of God today.
  10. I'm blessed to be able to meditate today.

24th Apr 2020 Gratitude

  1. I'm blessed to be able to meditate today.
  2. I'm blessed to be able to learn new things.
  3. I'm blessed to be able to discover my improvement areas.
  4. I'm blessed to be able to live a joyful life.
  5. I'm blessed to have the food on the table.
  6. I'm blessed to be able to breath clean air.
  7. I'm blessed to be able to spend time with my family.
  8. I'm blessed to be able to taste sweets prepared by my wife.
  9. I'm blessed to be able to help my kids with their studies.
  10. I'm blessed to be able to smile today.

25th Apr 2020 Gratitude

  1. I'm blessed to wake up to a good sunny day.
  2. I'm blessed to be able to spend time with my family.
  3. I'm blessed to be able to take much needed rest today.
  4. I'm blessed to be able to buy essential stuff amid lockdown.
  5. I'm blessed to be able to play with my kid.
  6. I'm blessed to be able to get a new laptop.
  7. I'm blessed to be able to watch one of my favorite movie today.
  8. I'm blessed to be able to meditate today.
  9. I'm blessed to be able to learn new stuff today.
  10. I'm blessed to be able to finish Mindvalley quests.

27th Apr 2020 Gratitude

  1. I'm blessed to be able to wake up to the smiling face of my wife.
  2. I'm blessed to be able to play with my kids.
  3. I'm blessed to be able to learn new things.
  4. I'm blessed to be able to be productive throughout the day.
  5. I'm blessed to be able to interact with my colleagues.
  6. I'm blessed to drink an awesome tea.
  7. I'm blessed to be able to do my Mindvalley quests.
  8. I'm blessed to be able to walk today.
  9. I'm blessed to be able to clean my bathroom.
  10. I'm blessed to be able to meditate today.

29th Apr 2020 Gratitude

  1. I'm blessed to be able to wake up today.
  2. I'm blessed to enjoy an awesome tea.
  3. I'm blessed to be able to play with my kids.
  4. I'm blessed to be able to smile today.
  5. I'm blessed to be able to walk today.
  6. I'm blessed to be able to learn new things today.
  7. I'm blessed to be able to be productive today.
  8. I'm blessed to be able to spend time with my family.
  9. I'm blessed to be able to catchup with my college mates.
  10. I'm blessed to be able to learn new micro stretching exercise.

1st May 2020

  1. I'm blessed to be able to have a good nights sleep.
  2. I'm blessed to be able to cook some delicious sweets today.
  3. I'm blessed to be able to watch my favorite TV shows.
  4. I'm blessed to be able to read today.
  5. I'm blessed to be able to smile today.
  6. I'm blessed to be able to meditate today.
  7. I'm blessed to be able to have good food to eat.
  8. I'm blessed to be able to breath fresh air.
  9. I'm blessed to be able to spend time with my family.
  10. I'm blessed to be able to play with my children.

@Arun.

Day 2 #100days of writing try 3

Monday mornings no matter how hard I try I wake up at 7.30 am. I refuse to get up lol.

thinking about it loud its either I'm not happy about work or I developed the habit from the early childhood that Monday is bad. Monday blues is ingrained into me (this may be true to you too) right from the school days I guess. My teachers used to give tons of homework during weekends and need that to be submitted on Monday mornings and obviously I don't finish up everything by Monday morning. some will be scheduled to be done the commute some during the first session of the class etc.

And we all get the hangover from the school to college and then to the office.

But I like my office just that there is gap between renumeration and my plans for life.

So I'm on this quest of gettin a better paying job. To be honest I'm being paid well but I kind of need more.

That's all for today. Today too all work and no play.

What am I grateful today: I thank the almighty for giving me the oppurtunity to work and make money.

Cheers.

Day 1 #100days of writing try 3

I forgot to write my journal yesterday. My bad :) . So I am here for now Try 3 of hundred day challenge.

First attempt I broke the daily chain on Day 12 and second try on Day 26.

Today I thought of writing day 27 and upload it. But I thought "Wait a second who am I kidding?" myself. So here I am Day 1 try 3. But what is more important is the progress I am making.

Today had a awesome crab recipie so tasty and hot. Made with paste of onion, tomato and pepper. Both mouth and eye watering at the sametime.

Started my prep for changing company and started with algoexperts.com . It contains some 70 problems to solve and also offers training video to practice them.

And spent time with my kids and unboxed my wife's new bluetooth headset. Spent quality time with my parents.

It is a peaceful sunday.

What am I grateful for today: I thank the almighty to let me spend time with my family.

Cheers.

Day 26 #100days of writing try 2

Learnt a lot of new stuff related to my work. It's fascinating that everyday even if you are doing the same thing for months you still have scope of improvement and learning.

My grandfather used to say that read a book many times and each time you will understand the same text with new meaning. Repetition is not only for memory but for getting familiar and to scale new heights or go to new depths of understanding.

I have realized this myself so many times. Learning will never cease if it does cease then it means you have grown complacent.

So I would strive to keep myself continuously updated and also learn from whatever opputunities I get.

And I love to journal daily. Today also more work no play.

And whenever I take rain coat to office the rain never arrives.

Float like a butterfly and Sting like a bee.

What am I grateful today: I thank the almighty for giving me oppurtunities to learn new things.

Cheers.

Day 25 #100days of writing try 2

Today again is full work no play day. Have been working for 16 hrs continuosly to sort out a bug.

Atlast had a break through and I felt like I started to understand the issue.

I am dead tired and exhausted but you know what I can't break my writing chain. So here I am typing away what I am feeling. Very heavy rains in my city which had water scarcity looks like God decided to remove it overnight. It is pouring.

Saw two snakes shifting there home :) looks like their home is flooded.

They are creeping and playing simultaneously.

I will go enjoy the rain for a moment and go to bed.

What I am grateful today: I thank the Almighty for enabling me to enjoy the rain.

Cheers.

Day 24 #100days of writing try 2

Got so much accomplished today in my office and also helped few clients with their issues.

Personally nothing much. Woke up at 7.00 and started to office at 8 and put my head down and worked away.

Did not go for a walk for the past 2 days. I guess I will go tomorrow morning. It's been same two days since I listened to the book sapiens.

Damn so tired to do anything. But I could never shy away from witing my journal. I might read "Magic of thinking big" after this. It also seems to be a good book packed with information. But I am not sure if the information is too much to digest and remember.

What am I grateful for today: I thank the almighty for giving me chance to help people.

Cheers.

Day 23 #100days of writing try 2

My productive day continues. Had all the professional goals for today completed. Learning goals not so much just learned some java and read an article on HBR.

Solved a long standing customer issue for a client with over 3 hours in a call.

Read in HBR about how to build a resilient team.

The key take away is that for a successful organisation its just not enough for individuals to be resilient to the adversities. Leaders should make sure that they build a team with

  • Candor
  • care for each other
  • knowing each ones strength and weakness
  • good debrief/retrospective after a setback
  • free thinkers and freedom to express innovative ideas without being ridiculed.

That is all I learned today.

What am I grateful for today: I thank the almighty for giving me financial strength to donate to floods in Assam and Bihar in India.

Cheers.

Day 22 #100days of writing try 2

Worked from home today since it was raining heavily and felt tired after yesterday's travel. And I was atleast twice as productive as working in office.

ground out the day from 9 to 5 with just one lunch break and that is it.

Walked for 2 kms while listening to "Sapiens" audio book. Came across a cool concept called "Types of Chaos"

Type 1 Chaos system is the one where the prediction of the event does not have any effect on the system itself. Example is weather prediction meaning irrespective of the prediction we make weather is controlled by just the finite contributing forces.

Type 2 Chaotic system us the one where the prediction of the outcome will have the effect of the system contributing to the actual outcome. Examples are Markets and Political systems where the very prediction of one outcome will affect the actual outcome itself. Example if the predicted price of oil tomorrow is very high than what it is today then people would buy more which will make the predicted price to be hit today rather than tomorrow.

Interesting isn't it.

And watched Gully boy movie and learnt little bit of Ocaml.

What am I grateful today: I am grateful for spending time with my kids and avoid a very long travel and enjoy the rain from the comfort of my home.

Cheers.

Day 21 #100days of writing try 2

Had a nice day visited my native and worshipped the Goddess "Moongathamman" she is the one who is protects our village and the villagers. We always go the temple and worship her during the first week of "Aadi" Month in Tamil calender.

The month is special for goddesses and people make Raagi based dishes and also gravy prepared by using brinjal,potato,raw banana and dried fish. Also drumstic spinach dish is used as side dish.

Polytheistic religion like Hinduism(just a collective name for the beliefs in India) is fun and presents many oppurtunites to socialize and interact with people. And Hinduism by nature is liberal meaning anyone can follow theior beliefs irrespective of the shared realities.

Coming to my learning plan to tech up my skills
Just practised programming in Python. Today I should have learnt some Angular and CSS but had to visit my native as I said in the morning and attend a relatives function in the evening. So damn tired I will take rest today.

May be try angular and CSS for 10 mins before I go to bed. I wanted to make sure I completed my journal just before the tiredness takes over.

What am I grateful for today: I thank the almighty for presenting me the oppurtunity to worship her today and also giving me a chance to be with my relatives for some time.

Cheers.

Day 20 #100days of writing try 2

Very very productive day today.

What did I learn today

  1. Java
  2. HTML
  3. Javascript
  4. Angular
  5. read an article in Harvard Business review
  6. Typescript

and played with kids, took wife to hospital she had indigestion, went for a walk, Watched Novok Djokowic's interview and listened to audible book of Sapiens when I went for a walk.

So much that it would feel like crazy but all this managed by technology reminding me to do what I planned for.

And I take liberty to add to thinks but don't remove anything planned. My entire week is planned so I kind of exactly know what to do when.

And while listening to Sapiens I came across a good quote "Those who do not crave cannot suffer" this is the basic principle of Buddhism which is kind of obvious that when you remove the cause the effect will cease to exist.

So true but very difficult to implement. We crave for one thing or the other. But Buddha says that we can put the mind in that state and calls it true liberation.

What am I grateful today: I am happy that almighty gave me the power to think about myself and course correct when I find myself wanting.

Cheers.

Day 19 #100days of writing try 2

Okish day at office. Done what I set out to do. I have been waking up early for the past 2 days like around 5:45 am and then reading Harvard Business Review articles for some time and today I installed my new harddisk which is a Samsung SSD 1TB.

And started installing the apps I lost when my last harddisk crashed.

And with the Habit loops app I've been able to keep up with the habits I deceided to do.

One thing which I would change in the coming days is to sleep early. I've been sleeping around 11.30 pm and waking up at 5.45 am. It seems ok for now but it will take its toll on my thinking ability and physically too.

Yet to start reading magic of thinking big. Should be able to start reading it tomorrow.

What I am grateful for today: I'm grateful to have 3 satisfying meals per day and tea twice a day.

Cheers.

Day 18 #100days of writing try 2

Done with most of the habits that I wanted not to break the chain on. I guess I am kind of started to hit the ground running. It seems fast but looks sustainable with the tools I have.
Have scheduled the activities and areas of improvements that I have procrastinated for long.

Will take habit inventory for the next thirty days from tomorrow to see where I am spending my most time on.

Talking of the time tracker I remember a app called SmartTime which I used to have but forgot for months now. Let me dig that up.
And I had a very good day at office and a productive one indeed. Had fun socialisig with colleagues during a ice cream social organised by our HR team.
I am having fun starting to make myself better everyday.

I thank the almighty to give me this chance to share stuff to unknown people and giving me the ablity to read and write.

Finished 50% of Sapiens book which I was listening when I was going for walk everyday.  It is a massive 15 hour audio book. So far finished around 7.5 hours. It is interesting with views (not necessarily facts) on human evolution and about how money,sex,race,religion evolved. Interesting read.
For reading from kindle I am thinking of picking up "Magic of thinking big" right now I am busy applying what I have learnt from atomic habits. 

Cheers. Goodnight.

Day 17 #100days of writing try 2

Took off from work. Had to get a govermnet id card for my younger kid.

Had a good rest day since I was tired from yesterday latenight study of the Atomic habits.

Also started to do few habits which will enahnce my work life. I have 8 or 9 items spread across 7 days to read or learn like programming languages/frameworks and concepts.

Thinking of changing to different company. Purely because I need to increase my take home salary. My current company is best in work life balance there is but need to up my financial freedom so need a couple of years of high paying job.

Its always a tradeoff between time and money so I am thinking of trading my time to extra money. I know the comapanies that pay better than my currrent ones does not have a good work life balance. But I will give it a try.

I have also being working on creating alternative streams of income creating courses in the areas of my expertise which I gained over a decade and half in my job.

Below are the thing which I am thinking of improving in the next 6 months.

  1. Expand vocabulary in English
  2. Brush up Algorithm fundamentals
  3. Get stronger in Python to use it as primary problem solving language in interviews
  4. Update the resume and make sure it is clear and concise.
  5. Practice problem solving.
  6. Brush up SQL and NoSQL fundamentals.

I guess I will be able to switch with good increase in pay. But for now I just have the eye on the process which I am trying to put in place. I would take this week to do that and then will be in the grind.

Fun times isn't it.

Cheers.

Day 16 #100days of writing try 2

Not so great productive day at office. But a good productive day personally. 

Learnt a new technical stuff which would help me in my official project at hand. But what was more satisfying is my reading habit today. 

I read about 4 hours today. Read a Harvard Business review article about "Persuasion" which outlined how the art of persuasion was handled from Ancient Greece to modern era. The compilation is from the ideas of Aristotle.

1. Ethos or Character - Establish your identity with the audience and make sure it doesn't conflict with what you are preaching.

2. Logos or reason - Appeal to the logic or reasoning of the audience.

3. Pathos or Emotion - Include storytelling to strike chord with the audience emotion.

4. Metaphor - Use metaphors to get the message across.

5. Brevity - Put the most important point you would like to convey first, as attention span is less.

It was a good article you can find it on www.hbr.org .

Then I completed the book Atomic habits. Well written and engaging and consisted of awesome ideas to acquire/remove good/bad habits. Looking forward to use them in real life. It has given a set of tools and a framework to acquire habits and incorporate continuous improvement through reflection and review. Will review the book one more time and also the cheat sheet that came with it. 

It is a must read. So pick it up if you get a chance. And I'm not getting paid by anybody to suggest this book. I really believe this would have a impact on readers life. So my goal of 12 books this year got kickstarted with the first book I completed reading. 11 more to go. I started late. but as the saying goes "Better late than never".

Cheers. Good night. 



Day 15 #100days of writing try 2

It started as a bright Monday and ended up with a rainy night. Had a not so productive day at office but managed to finish what I deceided to do.

Went for a walk for 60 mins listening to Sapiens audio book. Today the author was explaining about how imagined realities continued to exist and explained the concepts of objectivity, subjectivity and inter-subjectivity where the last one is what makes it possible to make the imagined realities like nationalism, religion and caste divisions to exist or even thrive.

Read a chapter of Atomic habits. Started the section that deals with the fourth and final law of behaviour change. "Make it satisfying"

It goes like this "The Cardinal Rule of Behavior Change: What is immediately rewarded is repeated. What is immediately punished is avoided. You learn what to do in the future based on what you were rewarded for doing (or punished for doing) in the past. Positive emotions cultivate habits. Negative emotions destroy them."

This is so true. The first three laws deals with how can you do the habit for this one time and the last one is the one that makes us do it repeatedly. 

A year or two ago I read the book called "Marshmellow Tests" where there are multiple research experiments which studied how people who choose delayed bigger rewards to smaller immediate rewards succeed in life. The ability to see the difference in the two and take a good decision had impact on every dimension of the life. 

And I liked the idea of "Reinforcement" to enhance the likelihood of us getting instant gratification  and repeating the habit. I we want to stop window shopping on amazon or something like that. Everytime you decide against an unnecessary expence just transfer an equivalent amount to the savings account. This action would give us instant gratification of money coming into savings account rather than the hard sacrifice feeling we get when we decide against the unnecessary purchase. Reinforment can be used until the intrinsic rewards of good habits to kick in after that we will be on auto pilot. 


I am grateful for another funfilled day and the time God has given me to relax.


Cheers Goodnight.