Tag Archives: prioritize

How to say no to extra work?

According to Julie Morgenstern, the author of Never Check E-Mail in the Morning,“at most organizations, companies are trying to make do with less, so there is more work to do than there is time to do it.” Boss(es) may give us extra work because we are better than our peers (能者多劳). s/he is trying to […]

How to find time for what matters most?

On 201711128, I felt very tired and had my rare late afternoon nap. I felt refreshed after that and managed to simultaneously watch a TED talk on time management and eat my dinner, as Little Prince was still sleeping. Each of us has 168 hours/week. If we work 40 hours/week, sleep 8 hours/night, we will […]

What can we learn about visual intelligence from Amy Herman?

In summer 2017, in an unplanned manner, I encountered the work entitled Visual Intelligence by Amy E. Herman. It has been an entertaining and educating read accompanying my solitary meal experience. Everyone, from parents to physicians, needs to hone their observation skills, to be a better observer. There seems to be a correlation for those […]

How to persevere?

According to Samuel Smiles in Self Help (1859), history is full of people who achieved amazing things by sheer will and persistence [1]. On 20161209, after the first skype with Little Princess, I thought of the following: You don’t know how persevered you can be until you have no other choices but being persevered. One […]

How to be diplomatic?

To live harmoniously with other people (including our parents or lover), we need to be tactful and diplomatic. To be diplomatic, Do not criticize, do not complain, do not argue! Practice turning complaints into gratitude [4]. Steps in communication matter [1]. Refer to the checklist for writing effective and diplomatic emails. Put ourselves in other […]

How to minimize clutters and declutter without pain?

Every beginning has its end, just like our lives. After renting an unfurnished flat at a neighbourhood with a desert garden that Honey Panda loves, for almost 20 months, it’s time for us to move out. In comparison to the frequency that I moved dwellings while a student, 20 months is considered long. Consequently, I […]

How to be more productive?

On 20151010, It took me almost 4 pomodoro tomatoes to pack for things to bring to Japan. I still have some things that I want to bring, but I cannot pack yet as I am still using them. On 20151011, I felt very tired after feeling panicky because of a schedule that is beyond my […]