I wrote yesterday about how things are going (they are good) but I realised that I only talked about work. I did not talk about eating. My eating patterns in the last few weeks (coinciding precisely with the change in work habits) are not good. I am somewhere between starving myself and bingeing/purging, and it’s… Continue reading Food and stuff
To write a blog post I must feel optimistic, the alternative is unthinkable. In the past I think I have overstated how well I think things are going. In the past few weeks something has changed in a big way. Something inside me is awake. I haven’t been this invested in my PhD since the… Continue reading Why did it take so long?
Today I woke up at midday, as I had agreed to take a phone call for that time. I woke up intermittently before then but I was too tired to really get up. This happens sometimes because I end up going to bed at way beyond midnight. This cycle repeats itself less nowadays than it… Continue reading Thinking in mosaics
I just witnessed a weird situation on the bus. A 16 year old kid was very drunk and very upset, and he was talking a lot to a young woman who it appeared had agreed to listen to him and console him. It sounded like a real life version of /r/niceguys because he kept describing… Continue reading People don’t owe you anything
It continues to become apparent that people around me know me better than I know myself. I have this cycle, I will feel bad and not do things. It begins with some fear of failure, and hence the mind decides to insulate me from even attempting the thing. No attempt means no failure, but also… Continue reading Why is it different this time?
In Atomic Habits, the author outlined a concept somewhere late in the book of "Motion vs Action". This is best described using examples. If you are a writer, say you spend time planning the next 20 articles you are going to write. Perhaps instead of spending this time doing extensive planning, you could have written… Continue reading Motion and action
Coming across intense I had a weird dream the other night. In it I was friends with two women I don't recognize, throughout the course of the dream one of the women expressed her desire not to be friends with me anymore. She explained this using an Excel spreadsheet (it was a dream, what do… Continue reading On getting some things out