Early Friday lakwatsa.

work

This is what I love about working at home. I get to go out whenever I feel like it, just as long as I have no tasks needed to be done right away. I schedule my work so that I am not tied to my desk all day long. I can go out even on a Monday or a Friday morning unlike when I had a nine to five job.

I am sure a lot of people who also work at home can relate to the joy of being able to control your time. There is so much joy as well as to working without a boss!

Happy Friday everyone!

And Kung Hei Fat Choi to all!

Brand new laptop!

laptop

I am happy with my latest purchase. I bought a brand new Lenovo G400 laptop just yesterday afternoon. I am not too happy with my former laptop because it has Windows 8 as its operating system. This one I have now has Windows 7. I know it was a petty problem but I don’t care. I want a brand new one and I know this will bring me so many new good opportunities. I can already feel it coming!

I’ve been feeling a bit stuck in a rut for days now. I feel it in my bones that this new laptop will bring back my burning passion in writing. And, maybe, I will need to make sure that I be able to do both blogging and writing my planB.

So here’s to better tomorrows for you and me!

Died of being overworked.

Mita Diran
Died due to being overworked.

A young Indonesian copywriter reportedly died of being overworked. Shocking, right? According to an employee from the company where she worked, Mita Diran died “due to a lethal combination of being overworked and excessive consumption of Kratingdaeng – the Thai version of Red Bull, an energy drink consumed by many when required to stay awake during long hours.”

She was continuously working for 30 hours straight and presumably consumed too much of the energy drink to keep her going.

This is a sad reminder to all the young professionals out there who are either working in an office environment or at home… there is more to life than just work! We need to have a balance of work and play. We also need to know our limits. We may not feel it right away but our body gets tired and worn out after eight hours of work. Can you imagine going for 30 hours nonstop and surviving on an energy drink. That’s really pushing it too far.

I once worked for a call center company wherein I was part of the pioneer group. I worked for 14 to 16 hours a day, most of the time six days a week. There were days when I would work for 24 to 36 hours and I would go home feeling like a melted candle, numb and shaking from all the caffeine I consumed. After two years there, I felt relieved being able to wake up, work, function, sleep like a normal person again!

Don’t push yourself too far, please. Work will be there no matter what. It will just change form, deadlines, and all that, but it will still be work. Your body, your health, will deteriorate if you push it to the limit. Don’t let yourself become a victim of overworking. Work hard, yes. But play harder!

Rest in peace, Mita.

My work essentials

essentials

I have two gadgets that I need to be able to work properly at home: my laptop and my mobile phone. I need both so that I can access the internet and work.

My laptop is obviously used for writing and accessing the internet. My mobile phone is also used for the same function but also for taking photos, reading while waiting in line, jotting down ideas (through memos and notes), and receiving verification and pass codes.

What are your work essentials?

My quirk

I have a quirk. When I focus on something I want it done right away. Now. If not, I get fixated to it. Like right now, I want to buy a new computer chair. My sister and I checked some chairs and the one I liked has no more stock. I don’t want to buy the only one left because it looks like every one sat on it already. It’s that icky looking.

But since I wasn’t able to buy it, I now can’t think of anything but that chair that I didn’t buy! Darn! I am that fixated to it. I was thinking all the while that I can still find another chair that I would feel that comfortable on but I was wrong. The other chairs I found don’t have that feel.

Sigh.

Yes, that’s my quirk. Being fixated on something until I get it.

Doing chores before work.

I guess this makes me a homebody, right? Or domesticated, as they call it? Ha-ha!

work and coffee

I had a late start at work today because I helped with the household chores first. I washed the dishes, swept the floor, mopped it as well, and helped with the dogs. I tidied up the house a bit before I sat down in front of my laptop to work. Of course, I didn’t forget my cup of coffee! I have to drink at least a cup before the adrenalin kicks in.

Well, I am off to concentrate on work now. I hope I will be able to finish a lot today.

Happy Friday people!

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