First Half – Easy Pace
Second Half – At pace for half / marathon
Playlist: Atmospheric Calm on Spotify
Highlight sub 8:30 for first time in 5th/6th miles
Recently, we had the need to clean up our garden. I was not able to maintain it during the Winter months. I called a few landscape companies and got quotations. Then I turned to TaskRabbit, a platform that I use often. I found Mario for a reasonable price and excellent descriptive reviews. His reviews convinced me to hire him ASAP. He did about 8 hours of work on our yard. Performed an excellent job. He told me that the platform provides him with work insurance, which I thought was a great benefit. That prevents churning away from the service to strike a 1-1 deal with the client.
While we all have our complaints about on demand services, it has truly transformed how we discover and hire professionals. Now, these platforms can be truly revolutionary if they can provide more benefits to their gig workers.
Stay safe. Avoid shaking hands for awhile. People will react funny when you withdraw your hand, but they will quickly thank you.
I don’t feel my day is anchored if I don’t do my morning routine.
When I pause to reflect mid day if my day is going well or not, I end up not worrying about it if I recollect that I did my morning routine. So it acts as a good anchor.
These days, my morning goes like this. I have been able to keep this up for 8 months now. It requires that I am disciplined enough to go to bed at 9:30 to get decent sleep.
4–4:30 AM wake up/drink coffee
4:30–5 Plan for the day, catch up on news
5–5:45 — Shower, Sandhya Vandhanam
5:45–6 — Listen to Daily Upanyasam
Then day starts….
Weekend of Highs and Lows
Highs — Father’s Day, India vs Pak ODI, Golf, Hayagreevar Dolai
Lows — Friend encountering back to back family tragedies, shaking our core. +ve is many of us rallying to their help.