“Momentum” in Finlayson Green, Singapore, by Israeli scupltor David Gerstein. “The 18.5-metre tall painted metal sculpture depicts an upward cycle of progress, symbolising the energy and momentum of the district, Singapore and its people.” Somehow it reminds me of the tower of babel in Genesis.
Photo taken by me, one car-free Sunday morning in 2017, riding my bicycle.
Sometimes the context and the environment matters. Reading Laura Vanderkam’s “What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast—to jump-start the day productively” travelling through Japan’s very efficient JR train system put me in the right mindset to track my time and wake up early.
It is not so much the what I can do.
Laura Vanderkam suggests that we can nurture self, relationships and career with the extra time.
1) Discovering that I am actually a “morning” person. I just need to sleep early.
2) My important chores can be done
3) I have time for meditation and reading the Bible which clears up my mind and thoughts. I am less angry.
4) More conscious of time wastage as I can plan my logistics. And mindless surfing at night.
5) Read books I have been putting off because I have more energy.
6) My bowel movements have improved.
7) More conscious of my goals.
Its a thin book and I highly recommend reading it as well as planning a holiday in Japan using the public transport system. It makes you track your time more consciously.
Tracking through Matsumoto’s padi fields and mountain range.