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The other day it happened at least a dozen times. In the last four years I have gone through two VCR/DVD players, three phones, two microwaves, numerous lamps, and now my car is reacting to this. Source

This is relatable. Finally someone says that it’s not bad spirit or some kind of poltergeist thingy.

Recently, many things around me start to fail (again), or at least, they love making problem in in-explainable trend.

My car, my laptop, my workstation at the office and handphone ventured at being funny to me, and it’s not the first time this phenomenon happen in my life.

Light bulbs explode many times in front of my eyes. My workstation at the office shut down itself as if it’s its hobby, or maybe just trying to make me rest. I crashes PETREL on weekly basis until it doesn’t bother me anymore (I just need to quit my job, right?)

Oh yes, I remember. Even the workstation when I was volunteering at the AOGC shut down itself and it was the only station being affected among other 12 and when the technicians came, they said it was a trip. Just right at my f-ing chair and table?

My car started to make problems. The bluetooth sometimes work, sometimes not. Water leaks on one day and the next day being fine, this is the most ridiculous among all. Sometimes overheating. It makes me question my decision of buying this car (I don’t wanna say regret, I f-ing loveee the baby). It was perfectly fine when I first got it. Is this coincidence?

To tell you the truth, this doesn’t worry me as much as my laptop is messing up with me right now. (Because I need to writee!) I’m typing this on my phone and thank you very much it’s in OK mood now.

The laptop went to the repair at the very first few months of its existence. Then twice. Maybe three times. And this one was f-ing brand new when I got it. Now the keyboard has feeling. Sometimes, I can’t press certain keys. It doesn’t come out. The M. The I.

F.I.C.K fish!

I don’t wanna dig more about this as how much I’ve read on lucid dreaming before. Is this just my mindset that I’m supposed to have all the weird things people have no idea about?

And if so, or not. Am I a slider?

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Understanding addictive behaviour

I couldn’t sleep so I went to watch Ted Talk, just to feel smart. And so that I didn’t waste my late night for House of Cards. I don’t know what that is to be honest, but I heard GaryVee mentioned about it many times, it gets stuck in my head.

“Don’t complain you don’t have enough time, if what you’re doing all night and all weekends is watching the f-ing House of Cards, and playing games for three hours”

Hahah. Whatevs.

So. Ted Talk.
I was trying to understand why are we addicted to certain things and not the other. In my case: a human, it’s easier if I become addicted to water and healthy food, right?

I come to watch this,

How to Make a Behavior Addictive: Zoë Chance at TEDxMillRiver

In this video, the speaker, Zoe Chance said that,

In order for a behavior to be addictive, it has to fulfill at least 3 of the 6 human needs (as described by Tony Robbins)

1. Certainty
It’s when we understand how things work. For example, when we know if we do certain thing, we will get certain result. And when we do it and then we really get it, that’s when the thing starts to become addictive.

2. Uncertainty
To balance the certainty, the element of variety and surprise is another thing that makes us addicted. That’s why people take risk and try new things. Or else, it will get boring.

3. Significance
The need to have a meaning. To be good at something. To be special and wanted. We want to be qualified at something and for others to look up to us on that. 

4. Connection
Without connection, life is lonely. The need for connection is the need for approval, attachment and validation by other human being. Significance is the inner factor – our strength from within, while connection is the outer factor i.e family, friends and community.

5. Growth
The need for constant emotional, intellectual and spiritual development. It’s a need for self actualisation. We want to be better at the one thing we are significant at. Growth is also improving ourself to find more things that makes us significant. To be more than who we are.

6. Contribution
This is the married elements of growth and connection. The need to give, care, protect and serves others from what we are good at. To be able to contribute and give value to others is a very rewarding feeling.

Zoe shared the story of her own experience being addicted to a pedometer, and how it made her count her steps like a freak, until she broke her neck. Then, she brought the audience to relate the pedometer story with all the 6 human needs. She also explained by relating the theory with flashmob from the time when it wasn’t so famous until it becomes so viral and trendy.

Despite my search to understand how we could stop an addiction, Zoe closed her speech by encouraging people to establish good habits by using this framework – looking from the perspective on how a habit could fulfill the human needs and make life more rewarding and satisfying. Positive thinker. Mazel tov, and gosh I should read the title properly before spending time on it (17 minutes video + half hour to compose this write-up, with some copy paste of course)

Well anyway all in all, I think it makes sense. Totally.

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Stressors

It’s almost 1:00 in a cold morning and I can’t sleep.

Uninstalled Instagram apps on my phone (temporarily) because it doesn’t spark joy at the moment hahah.

My recent daily life’s stressors revolve around the questions of
1. what do you want in life
2. what’s important to you
3. what do you wanna achieve
and something like that..

something very core
but almost sounds useless to talk about

and it’s funny how writing these few lines, though hanging, makes me feel so sleepy already

so, bye.

I’m gonna write some to do list first (and hopefully I can wake up early tomorrow)
get into comfy sleeping shirt
have a glass of choc milk (with some crackers yumm)
and sleep myself goodnight❤

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