Ridwan's Rough Notes

Micro Thoughts & Meditations on Intentional Living

Delicious Vadai for dinner. Yum!

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Let's see if we could grow our own coriander.

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An interesting read on building a second brain. So far, I’m enjoying Tiago’s modern-day version of the classic commonplace notebooks.

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It's a “let's sit outside for lunch” kind of weather. The heatwave is exhausting.

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A late evening walk to hit my daily 20 minutes walking goal.

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After the Eid prayers in Warrington. May Allah SWT accept our good deeds and sacrifices. Ameen.

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I'm testing out the Halide app's Macro feature and I really like it. Great potential for amateur & professional photographers.

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I’m embarking on a new project. It’s very simple. Post one photo a day along with a short reflection.

Testing out the Halide app whilst making beetroot juice.

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I came across the below commonsense financial advice in James Clear’s newsletter.

Sasha Aickin, former CTO at Redfin, shares some financial advice from his grandmother:

“When you buy something cheap and bad, the best you’re going to feel about it is when you buy it. When you buy something expensive and good, the worst you’re going to feel about it is when you buy it.”

Source: Groupon's Success Disaster

Is this true? Sasha’s grandmother seems to have hit something profound.

Written on 2022-06-28.

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When I got introduced to GTD, one of the wrong assumptions I made was that if I capture something then I must do it. But, slowly I'm learning to look at my “captured” list as an “options” list.

These lists give me an overview of my commitments and I have the option to do something about them. i.e. engage or eliminate. This was such a relief!

Now, when I review my tasks (including the projects list), I ask myself – “Really? Do you still want to do this? Be Honest, Ridwan!”

I get the answer straight away and trust my intuition. This helps me either engage or eliminate the item. I hope it helps you too.

Written on: 2022-06-15

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