Archive for April 13, 2008

Facing Your Major Event

April 13, 2008

In less than an hour, I will be returning back to the reservist camp. Moving on for the coming week, it’s an entire 7 days of preparation and field exercise. This implies that, once we return to camp, we will not be out of camp and “jungle” for another week or so.

Why? Because a major exercise is in place and lots of coordination is required for it.

Hence I work on the following paradigms when facing my various major events.

1. Find reasons to make it more positive and more exciting.

2. Have a sense of mission and adventure.

3. Take it as a personal challenge to excel in it.

4. Derive the fun within it.

5. Recall similar past circumstances where I’ve emerged ‘triumphed”

How To Maximize Your Limited Time: 5 Ways To Make That Little Free Time Work For You

April 13, 2008

I’ve just got back from camp for a day of rest. Because the rest day is so little and so rare, it has become precious. Nonetheless, I’m sure many of my other army reservist mates will just as treasure their off day. To some it’s a period of family reunion while some will prefer to snooze their way through.

Over the years of fine-tuning and testing, here are some of my methods on how I’ve been utilizing my limited ‘out-of-camp’ time:

1. Insist on wanting to make full use of the oncoming rare personal time.

2. Plan even before that time arrives. You can always work it out in your head while you’re walking, traveling, having meals and toilet breaks.

3. Prioritize your lists and rearrange the things to do based on what you find as most urgent and important.

4. Do the most difficult thing first. Do exercise realism here. If the most difficult thing takes up all the time, leaving you out of time for others; then perhaps you may want to reduce all their individual timing.

5. Choose your general version of personal time and plan them accordingly: Rest or Work; Personal or Official; Free and Easy or Controlled; Out of Willingness or Out of Responsibility

May you enjoy your free time well and keep it meaningful. Excel Beyond Excellence always!