You Can Only Do A Certain Number of Things Everyday

#MicroblogMondays We often demand too much of ourselves, and that’s not fair because we can only do a certain number of things everyday before we burnout.

Aren’t stock photos great?

A few weeks ago, I wrote a post about using Sundays to plan your week. The problem with planning though, is that we are unable to align our expectations with our delivery, and that leads to frustration. Continue reading “You Can Only Do A Certain Number of Things Everyday”

Earn your Weekends for a Sustainable Life

Create a work plan of achievable goals for the week just enough to earn your weekends. It’s a sustainable way to be productive without burning out.

A couple of weeks ago, I described how every Monday is a New Year. In that post, I described getting more out of your week by planning it on Sunday evening. Specifically, I tried planning and preparing my meals on Sunday to take the stress out of good nutrition.

What if you extended that to your feeling of contribution and self-worth? Continue reading “Earn your Weekends for a Sustainable Life”

Every Monday is a New Year

#Microblog New Year resolutions fail because of lack of planning and dedication. Reaffirm your goals every Sunday by planning your week.

You’ve heard the story about New Year’s Eve. We all know the cockamamie culture around setting resolutions by the 1st of January and forgetting them by the 10th.

I personally believe in New Year’s resolutions – I believe that priming your brain to do better is a legitimate way to be better than you are. I’ve so far kept up with my plans. The issue is in two things: dedication, and planning. There are three aspects to this: definition, achievability, and grinding. Continue reading “Every Monday is a New Year”

Is Outrage Culture Strong?

#MicroblogMondays Mar 7, 2016 – Short post about outrage culture, political fatigue, anger and Boogie2988’s latest video.

So there’s a popular YouTuber by the name of Boogie2988 whom I recently discovered for myself and he released a video about Outrage Culture earlier today. He’s a nice, level-headed vlogger that makes different types of content – gaming content, commentary on the gaming industry and online culture, and about weight struggles, and in general, about current events.

He released a video earlier today about how the current generation of people, both young and old, abuse the gift of the internet. People abuse this wonderful, amazing global network that our species has created.

I found it very relevant to content I come across everyday. The YouTube comment section and several messageboards online (4chan, reddit, tumblr etc.) are so poisonous and reactive. You might have seen this on Facebook with public photos and people commenting on it.

It’s relevant with our country as well – with so many people being part of this outrage culture. I don’t just mean about the current overly politicized JNU situation, but anything that really pops up.

It’s relevant with the US more than ever, because people are so fatigued of everything that they’re willing to support Donald Trump as the next presidential candidate. They’re so tired that they are leaning on Trump as a support mechanism to make them feel better.

It’s a scary situation. On one hand, we have the overly political correct people fighting to stop people from saying anything negative ever. Then on the other hand, we have overly antagonistic people just trying to piss everyone off. It seems like everyone is participating in outrage culture. Everyone is fighting.

What do you think? Do you think Outrage Culture is real, or are we being paranoid? Do you like to put out these fires when you see them, or do you prefer to stay away? Comment down below.

I’ve linked Boogie’s video below for reference.

#MicroblogMondays – February Begins! Blog Changes

Week 5 of #MicroblogMondays – February begins and changes are in order. Also, good to get feedback.

The new month February is upon us and I’m going strong on maintaining both my resolutions and this blog so far. January has been a success in my books, though it took a good toll on my health.

Life is about moving forwards and upwards, right? Which is why we look back, and make changes to what we don’t like – and that is what I need to do to keep the momentum going while improving my health and efficiency. Continue reading “#MicroblogMondays – February Begins! Blog Changes”

#MicroblogMondays Week 4, 2016

Week 4 of #MicroblogMondays – This time I introduce a requested feature: #RecipeLab! See all 5 recipes here.

This week is different. As originally planned, the regular features will take a backseat to a new feature – #RecipeLab! I actually cook a lot, and my Instagram is full of food pictures – In response, some family and friends have asked me to put up recipes, and so I’m finally implementing it. Continue reading “#MicroblogMondays Week 4, 2016”

#MicroblogMondays Week 3, 2016

Week 3 of #MicroblogMondays – with a theme of body clock this week, the posts seem to be an exercise of humble pie for me.

This week, the theme is body clock. Now I have first-hand experience with letting your body clock spiral out of control, and this week’s posts serve as a reminder to myself that I should really write these as much in advance as I can. 😛 I’m yet to write the other four posts. Continue reading “#MicroblogMondays Week 3, 2016”

#MicroblogMondays Week 2, 2016

Week 2 of #MicroblogMondays – kicking off the week of “empowerment” with an act of empowerment of my own.

Hi, and welcome to a new week at Thorough and Unkempt. Starting off again this week with #MicroblogMondays and the theme for this week is empowerment. Continue reading “#MicroblogMondays Week 2, 2016”

#MicroblogMondays Week 1, 2016

#MicroblogMondays Week 1, 2016. Hello again.

The New Year is upon us. I have a new ambitious posting schedule, but I don’t want to put it out there in detail, only because I’ve shot myself in the foot many times. I’m pre-writing and scheduling posts as much as I can, and hopefully I will have everything in place for your reading pleasure.

Do note that Appreciating returns as a weekly feature, but it’ll be on Wednesdays instead, so I can do #MicroblogMondays. This week’s Appreciating will be about the new year.

As you might have already seen, #FridayFiction is another weekly that started last Friday. The story of Clarissa Williams will be in 12 parts, so expect one every Friday, except the last week of every month. That’s reserved for something else. 😉

This new, ambitious schedule is one-thirteenth of my New Year’s Resolutions. Maybe I’ll write a detailed post about it soon. What are your resolutions this year? How do you plan to achieve them? Leave a comment below with your answers. 🙂

Also, suggest a sign-off phrase? So far, I’ve always ended with –
Thank you for reading.