What you do at downtime?

Some say that it’s okay to enjoy downtime with yourself.  Mostly, it may be doing nothing but on the phone browsing, playing mobile game, or watching various Netflix TV shows.

On that, sometimes ago that I measured how much my downtime in a week, and then a month that I spent more those kind of nothing.    Turned out, it was a massive hours of over 20 hours in a week, and over 80 hours a month.  With such, I possible could be able to get a master degree in a year or so.  Therefore, I stopped my every night downtime of computer gaming, and weekend mahjong, and applied for a distance learning MBA in UK.  In next few years, I was back to UK for a week every year for 3 times, studied every nights after work, and took exams.  After a long thesis done, I got my MBA in the 4th year.  It is not a story about getting a master degree….

The point is no one change your world, but only yourself.  The motivation to change can be you find something meaningful, or not meaningful on spending your time on.

In a world of convenience in getting your downtime occupied, swamping yourself with digital socializing, it is easily be loosing your control of time.   When my friend said “why run when you can walk”, I said “why walk when you can run”.  Your energy, passion, or motivation is not always at same level as you want.  When you can learn more, earn more, gain more, I suggest to spend more time in something meaningful to yourself.   If you are a parent, don’t ask your child to keep learning but you have to do it first.

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what is in your dream?

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When we can sleep like a cat, we may dream and see something deep in our mind and heart.

Have a peaceful mind, be kind and feel grateful.

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Laugh for healthy life

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If you laugh for 15 minutes every day, you could laugh off 4 pounds in a year.

Laughing releases brain chemicals called endorphins that may help you deal with pain better

You’re 30 times more likely to laugh when you’re with others than when you’re alone.

Is Laughter the Best Medicine? from WebMD

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Beauty sleep, beauty face

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Face up sleeping make fewer wrinkles.  Prop your head above your heart at night with a couple of pillows make your puffy eyes less puffy.  Ultimately, sleep more makes your skin better, eyes brighter, and you smarter.  Beauty-sleepatWebMD

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You won’t grow until you change

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The story is about Roger Federer, my favorite tennis player.  The young Federer always throwing, kicking his racket and screaming in the court, this short temperament and attitude issue were obstacles to his career in tennis.  Luckily, Federer had encountered a coach that taught him the importance of being polite and gracious.  While Federer was progressing well, his coach died in a car accident and leaving Federer to go on his own.  After grieving, he decided to be a respectful and decent person and get on to tennis with his strong belief.   It led to a huge behavioral change as he progressed to become one of the best tennis players in the world.  Do you know what you need to change in mind and attitude?

Roger Federer – change

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