Life is a trade-off.

“To be able to accept fully, you must give up willingly.” ~Anonymous

If life has one great limitation aside from the fact that it has an end, it’s that it can never give you everything. It can give you one thing, but not the other. It cannot give you both. And when that rare time comes that you do get both, it means you’re just getting lucky and the chance that it could happen again is very slim.

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Yes, I do believe that life is a trade-off. It’s funny because this realization hit me after I watched an action movie last week. I’m not so sure, but I think it’s from the movie John Wick (which was highly-entertaining, by the way). The main antagonist there mentioned about it, how life is all about trade-offs and compromises. Indeed, you really can’t have all the things you wish for. I’ve known about this before, but its relevance today, in this fast-paced world we live in, makes it a subject worth discussing and reflecting on again.

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On Keeping a Routine

Do you follow a certain routine? I do. And I just realized having one has helped me become more productive and organized over the years. But it doesn’t mean I don’t get lazy sometimes because I do. More often than not, though, I get to do my tasks and finished most of them even ahead of time. I used to do a lot of cramming during my college days but I’m a changed woman now. Or so I believe. Haha.

I have a certain routine that I follow during weekdays, which involves many tasks from my current job. I also have a different routine on weekends when I’m a wife more than anything else. Anyway, below are what I think are the benefits of keeping a routine:

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Waiting Game

I have a love-hate relationship with waiting. It must be because no matter how excited I could get with the idea of waiting, I find the time spent during the wait filled with doubts and what if’s. It takes a lot of drive to remain positive about something. More often than not, the part of us that feeds on negativity takes over and our way of thinking would start to shift from being stable to worrisome.

Have you experienced doubting yourself and your capabilities during the waiting time? Like when you have just taken a test and will have to wait for the results, do you overreact or just keep silent? Do you become more nervous and anxious as the days go by? Or do you get yourself preoccupied with other things and forget about your worries temporarily? I do both.

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