Month 13 & 14: the routine


Did you notice that I didn’t create on the weblog the summary of August, which was the 13th month in Asia? It was so boring that I just couldn’t create about it. I was so focused on my operate that I did not even notice when August passed.

September was not superior, although anything has currently changed, about it I’ll create in a moment. Digression comes 1st.

I would have to force myself to create something sensible about August. And I like to place the high-quality of my posts more than the quantity. So I just skipped the 13th month.

Theoretically, I could also skip September, that is the 14th month since it was not superior. Then I would summarise 3 months in a single. On the other hand, nevertheless, in September I came to some conclusions, and I would like to create about them. Is there a superior time as a individual post?

Let’s do it!

Ho Chi Minh City as flat as a pancake the view from Bitexco Tower rooftop bar

Conclusion 1: Writing

As I talked about – I was considering of summing up August, September, and October in a single post in early November. But I didn’t want to squeeze handful of months in a single entry.

I have lately study summaries of my months from the starting till now. From August 2016 I have analyzed my entire year and… I’m glad I wrote these testimonials. One particular month was complete of adventures, the other a tiny quieter. But I wrote about my feelings, upsets, and falls, and it is good to go back to these texts. See how I have changed and how my year have been altering.

While I do not create my diary every single day (I stopped about ten years ago, lol), these month-to-month testimonials also permit me to get some tips! &#x1f609 So I feel summing up two months in 1 post is a superior issue.

digital nomads operating in a coffee shop &#x1f642 kidding, we just went there for that substantial coffee with whipped cream!

Conclusion two: Routine

Traveling is enjoyable, and I appreciate becoming on the road, but do not be fooled – you can’t travel and operate from bed in a hostel or at a table in a prevalent space exactly where people today inform fascinating stories and often want to hear them. Or in a cafe exactly where you do not have your normal space of operate. Or you can not travel for a handful of weeks, and then anticipate to catch up every little thing in a week.

Digital nomads, freelancers on the go generally say they keep someplace for three-six months, possibly longer to just operate in a single spot. Have your privacy, a space with a DESK and time to create a routine.

Routine is nothing at all but thousands of smaller habits that develop your day. Receiving up at a unique time, drinking morning coffee or tea, obtaining a structured workplace, light and position at your desk, and a lot of other information we do not ordinarily feel of. Like your spot of operate, handy access to notebooks, pencils, and so on. Some thing does not function, and the routine goes down and kills productivity.

You can’t develop the routine in a single day. In particular following a handful of weeks of intensive travel. It is a painful rebuilding of habits. Some thing like acquiring back to operate following a trip – it requires some time to get utilized to, does not it? It is the identical with operating from dwelling.

Routine is required since it permits you to be far more productive and effective.

On the other hand, my dilemma with it is that occasionally I throw myself also considerably into the whirl of operate. I have a tendency towards workaholism. I can operate a number of days in a row for 12 hours a day by the pc. Or not even leave dwelling like a vampire. There will often be anything to do. In particular when operating on a unique project. I’ll take a break, but 1st I will…

And I have to discover how to opt for superior tasks to achieve – it is uncomplicated to operate a lot, but it is considerably superior to operate effectively. Do what essentially will bring rewards.

Apart from, I have to operate on the hygiene of my creativity, how I contact it nicely. &#x1f600 In brief – we do not reside only to operate! And how can I claim that I appreciate travelling, and then for a month do not to go anyplace? &#x1f61b

At times I’m so into operate on the project that I overlook about my other demands, that is, travelling and tiny adventures. And then my routine begins to annoy me, and I throw the chairs.

I’m a suitable tourist &#x1f61b

Conclusion three: Travelling

I virtually did not notice August, since I was so focused on my operate. And I got so angry at myself that I decided to do a tiny vacation at least after a month given that September. I will pay a visit to a new spot, do some sightseeing. I will search for new subjects for writing (as if I didn’t have millions of overdue topics…).

September was superior. We went to the Ci Chi tunnels, worked in the cafes. I changed my atmosphere. It was such a breath of freshness and an chance to appear from a distance.

I recall now that my tiny adventures are not lying on the ground. It is I who really should take care of it, and not operate to death, and then complain that it is boring.

So for the subsequent handful of months, I’m organizing to have a tiny far more of my adventures. At least as considerably as finance will permit me. Quickly I’m going to Manila!

And do you have any methods to make breaks from routine when you can not move from dwelling for a longer time? Share tips in comments! I would appreciate to obtain inspiration. &#x1f642

our street in the morning

Conclusion four: Revenue

My crazy January story about the economic complications I had since I met a mentally ill scammer was not published on my weblog however. Seriously, I’ll create about it someday, since the story is so extremely weird that a single listens with substantial WHAT THE FUCK on their face. But 1st I have to swallow the bitter pill of embarrassment. &#x1f61b

Anyway, the final handful of months I was enhancing my circumstance, so I didn’t want to commit also considerably cash. I lived fairly sparingly and sat politely at dwelling.

But that has changed! &#x1f600 I am flying to Manila in the Philippines as I talked about earlier since I have to make a new visa for Vietnam (that is, just leave the nation for a even though). I currently purchased tickets for Quest Festival in Hanoi in November – a single of the 300 greatest festivals in the planet! We are flying there with my Sister who comes to me for two weeks. Yet another tiny adventure is coming!

Effectively, I have to wait. Otherwise, I would be crazy at all. But later, following the Quest Festival, I intend to dedicate a portion of my spending budget consistently to my tiny adventure. &#x1f609

I also noticed that even such smaller weekend attractions could really positively have an effect on my mood for a handful of weeks! I am far more energetic, optimistic, productive and mobilised. Such tiny items and so a lot of can adjust in life!


I’m glad I did this summary, even although it is far more about my thoughts than what occurred. But I’ll be back to this post when the routine once more kicks my ass, and I’m gonna throw the chairs out of the overwork.

Apart from, the plans for October and November are ambitious, so I anticipate that the subsequent month-to-month summaries will also be far more desirable. Oh, and what’s the greatest? In the queue, I have a entire bunch of new posts I’ve worked on lately. I can not wait to show them to you! &#x1f642

Most importantly, I know what I like about my routine and what bothered me. And I’m going to operate on it! &#x1f642


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