Deep Work or Frequent Breaks?

After countless hours of self-improvement Youtube consumption, I can stumble upon contradictions.  I remember that personal growth is not one-size-fits-all. One such contradiction contrasts deep work with the Pomodoro technique. Deep work, as explained by Dr. Cal Newport, calls for sustained, uninterrupted blocks of time for profound productivity.  Multitasking is inefficient.  Rather than processing multiple tasks … Continue reading Deep Work or Frequent Breaks?

3 Tips to Make Your Travel More Difficult

Let’s face it - sometimes traveling is too easy.  We give companies hundreds of dollars for the privilege of sitting in wheeled and winged technological marvels for hours of lower-back-breaking monotony.  We tolerate this convenient sacrifice for the purpose of visiting new lands, reconnecting with relatives, taking selfies at world landmarks. Does travel ever feel … Continue reading 3 Tips to Make Your Travel More Difficult

Quoterday – The Dangers of Daydream Overdose

The pleasurable act of dreaming seems to let us fulfill our wishes in our minds, sapping our energy to perform the hard work of meeting the challenges in real life. -Gabriele Oettingen - Rethinking Postive Thinking Anyone who's seen the self-help section of a bookstore knows.  Titles emphasizing positive thinking, goal-setting, and visualizing your ideal life … Continue reading Quoterday – The Dangers of Daydream Overdose

Super Photo Corner – Japan – The Manga Museum

One site that sightseers recommended was the Kitakyushu Manga Museum.  I've only read one manga comic in my life. Growing up, one friend always gave me books for my birthday.  At the time, I thought my love of video games masked my dislike of reading.  However, I somehow found the motivation to read every book … Continue reading Super Photo Corner – Japan – The Manga Museum