Personal Update: 07 Feb 2017

Hi everyone. We are already in the second month of the year and things seem to be moving on fast. 

It’s been a week since I change my job and somewhat a change in career path too. The style of work is completely different from what I’m used to. It needs some getting used to.

Since the beginning of my job life, I’ve always been accustomed to a very fast paced environment. Being in a client facing role always meant having to juggle a number of things in a day, not to mention numerous emails and phone calls. That is no longer the case. The activity is more project based and while there are tasks to be done on the projects, there’s more brainwork than anything else. There are definitely fewer meetings and less time spent travelling to customers since most people tend to visit my team instead.

Nevertheless, I am surprised that my day goes by just as fast and I’m leaving work just as late, if not later on some days. Although, the work is intense, I am to focus better and this has made me a much happier person.

I had been going through a phase where I genuinely felt like I was being stretched too thin. I had no focus, I was constantly being badgered by my boss, and I was frustrated. I am so glad all that is behind me now. I don’t believe the new job will not have its share of hiccups or issues but, I do feel more at ease and I can finally breathe again. I am so grateful for this change….

Filofax Pocket hack

I’m trying to use the Filofax pocket again because of lifestyle changes. I was using a Personal Compact but felt I should try something smaller. This is my fourth attempt at using a pocket so I don’t know if it will stick. But that’s a story for another time. 

For now I want to share a quick tip to fit personal size pages into the pocket. I realized that the reason I always stuck to Personal size was the numerous reference pages I had that I didn’t want to copy all over again. These pages have about 10 years of info and I seriously can’t lose them. 

I decided to punch them with along the bottom short end and put them in the pocket rings. After the first one, I realized that using them in a personal again would cause a lot of wear and tear. Here’s what I did:

I took some fat washi tape and folded it over along the edge. That way the  tape gets punched and not the holes. If I want to move them back to the Personal, I can just trim the edges. 

Now I’m happier and I hope my Pocket experiement lasts. 🤞