- Augustus Bistro
- Cafe Hanoi
- Casita Miro
- Coco’s Cantina
- Federal Delicatessen
- Gusto at the Grand
- Hugo’s Bistro
- Madame George
- O’Connell Street Bistro
- Orphans Kitchen
- Pasta & Cuore
- Ponsonby Road Bistro
- Soul Bar & Bistro
- The Blue Breeze Inn
- The Engine Room
- The French Café
- The Grill by Sean Connolly
- The Halcyon
- The Hunting Lodge
- The Tasting Shed
- Woodpecker Hill
Tabs don’t do you any good!
Tabs really don’t do you any good. I am not referring to betting tabs but browser tabs for productivity. Although, thinking about it now, both of them don’t do you any good. Recently, I ended up closing nearly 70 tabs I had for well over a month now. Till a couple of days back, I was a strong believer of Multi-Tasking. I’ve read articles where they talked about people multi-tasking to get a whole lot of work done. Then, I had time to sit down and think about things. I realised, our minds are not capable of multi-tasking although devices now support that. I know iPad has a multitasking feature which allows you to watch a video while jotting down some notes on the side.
While this is great for note taking, it probably isn’t so good when trying to complete a lot of things on time. You see, our minds are capable of splitting attention only one way. I don’t think we are wired to think two thought lines at the same time. You can concentrate and give your attention only to one thing at a time. While our brains are capable of switching tasks in milliseconds which make it look like we’re multitasking. Productivity, I believe, doesn’t have an impact from this. I had those browser tabs for a very long period. I realised that each day, my browser continues to keep them open, and I continue to think I will get to it sooner or later.
Then, on a very fine day, I went on a rampage. I decided to quit or close all the browser tabs and start a text document. In that text document, I noted down what the task was and pasted the links below those tasks. Now, I just go through each task, prioritise them, and start finishing those tasks. Once I am done, I just delete those tasks off from that text document. It’s a funny story because although we have a really good project management software we use at our company, I barely get to using it effectively (especially jotting down some quick tasks like sending an email to a specific person). I feel like it would probably waste my time even more if I note it down as a task because it only takes a few seconds to carry it out.
Hopefully, this will come in handy to those who are still going by that false belief that makes you think you will achieve a lot by multi-tasking. Start with a task and complete it. Don’t start on new tasks until you’ve got the task you’re on finished.
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“The best gift I can give to God…is Obedience.”
Struggling for perfection
Many times in our lives, we face situations that challenge our faith and standing with God. Each of us experience different kinds of these testings and trials.
We all have different weaknesses and strengths so when we face testing and trials, most of the time we fail unless we’re walking by the Spirit.
So why do we fail? Quite simply because most of the time we end up using our own strength to overcome our weaknesses. I’ve heard a lot of times to rely on God’s strength and not our own but I never knew what it meant in practical terms.
We fail because we are using our own will power most of the time to do what we ought to do. We try very hard but still end up losing the fight. It’s because we are using the wrong weapon.
God has given us a defensive weapon when we are thrown into such testings and trials. It is the shield of faith that we ought to hold onto. And how do we increase our faith? Faith comes by hearing and hearing of the word of God.
This probably is the reason behind that verse where it talks about a blessed man (Psalms 1) . It says he meditates on God’s Word day and night. This is what we ought to do. Stand firm in faith. And maybe this what most preachers meant when they talk about relying on God’s strength rather than our own.
Use the right weapon for each battle you face and you will be victorious because your God almighty is on your side. Your father is just a prayer away.
Lord , what is man, that You take knowledge of him? Or the son of man, that You are mindful of him?
Psalms 144:3 NKJV