To-do list #3 Feb

I wouldn’t say that my To-do list#2 Jan was a huge success. But it was “okay”, I learned a bit of html, my photography skills are a tad better and I have picked up snippets of knowledge in astronomy ( I am the worst star gazer ever, living in a bright lit city with only Orion, Sirius and the winter triangle in my view).

For Feb,

  1. Pilates,and cardio exercises, 45 mins every day.
  2. Mathematical Physics : because I suck at it. (Any help is valued!)
  3. A scripture verse a day
  4. Html: go beyond the basics!
  5. Photography: Finish the online course.
  6. Astronomy : Better learn the winter sky.
  7. Read : The silent spring by Rachel Carson.
  8. oooo and bake!!!

And onto you, are you putting off things you have to do today for tomorrow? Let me tell you a way to cure that most common disease called procrastination,the Zeigarnik effect. Zeignarnik, a Russian psychologist, on sitting down in a restaurant in Veinna noticed that the waiters only remembered the orders that were on the process of being served, and when finished, it was wiped off spoof from their minds.She immediately set out to investigate this, pulled up participants and gave them twenty or more tasks to do, like solving puzzles. Then, she interrupted them between the tasks and found that they remembered the tasks that were interrupted and half finished rather than what was completed.

When you leave something unfinished, it tugs at you, and sticks on to the back of your mind.This is why, most series end in cliffhangers, to keep you hanging! We are desperate to find out what’s next whether it’s a book or a TV series.

So, if you are putting off something, just give yourself the push and make that small start, for when once you begin, you are bound to complete it or it leaves you restless by the Zeigarnik effect. Make that start.



In nature’s lap

Ever since I saw a photograph of the milky way,with the starry sky perched high above the trees and glistening softly in the calm waters of the Al Qudra lake when browsing away in astro lab, I have wanted to go there. A quiet oasis, with plenty of birds -ducks,swans,flamingos- and  thorny trees with pigeons’nests. Almost every thorny tree out there had a pigeon’s nest. There were throngs of swans wading away in the water as if they were dancing to the silent music of the ripples.

I  have always been in love with the sea. I did not think that I would fall in love with the desert,with its yellow tones, the green of the lake and the trees, and the sky lit in orange red hues.

To-do list #1

It’s noon already and I am starving. The aroma of the fish curry  seeping through the air and finding its way to me IS TO DIE FOR. A hungry stomach, a weary mind , lazy bones ..that’s it!  I can’t really think when I am hungry.

The days go on and I am wasting most of my time. I need to get back to my game, play it and ace it. No more slacking. This is why I am writing. I am a bit rusty. It’s been a while. I used to write regularly back in school. My journal was ridiculous but I had one.

So, here I am, vowing to write a sensible post daily, to keep my writing skills intact and become better. I have many ideas and I guess what I need is a challenge like in the movie ‘Julie and Julia’. But at the same time, I do not want to feel pressured, like it’s work because writing is something I love, something I am passionate about and I intend to keep it that way. So, my first challenge is to write daily 😀 , and I making a To-do list, and I hope that I will be able to live up to my expectations.

To be continued….