Category Archives: My story, my life

Stories about me

Struggles of a writer

I like to say about myself that I’m a writer. A writer by night, because the only time that I have time to write is at night, when the sun didn’t shine yet or it has long gone on the other side of the earth.

Having such little time to write, just a few hours a day, it’s essential to write just the good stuff, right? That would be the logical thing to do. But, what if the good stuff isn’t there? What if the words don’t come out as you imagined them in your mind? And everything you put on paper don’t look right anymore.

I have this type of feeling sometimes. I open a blank document and I look at it while the words don’t come out at all. I know what I want to write, but everything that I leave there don’t fit together as they should be.

I don’t know why this is happening.

But, even with this block, I continued and I will continue to write. Maybe I’m just tired.

WFM practices to improve your daily life (part III)

Part I

Part 2

And here we are at the final part. I was saying at the end of the second part, that in this piece we will talk about the Intraday management and about improvement. So let’s cut the intro and get right in the business.

  • Intraday management

How to define Intraday management? From a WFM point of view, the Intraday team is taking care that the agents are respecting their schedules, they make necessary modifications of the agent’s schedule. Continue reading WFM practices to improve your daily life (part III)

WFM practices to improve your daily life (part II)

In the previous post I was talking about the historical data of our life, and how we could use that to improve our life. Now that we have our historical data, it’s time to start working on the planning.

  • Working on the forecast

What is exactly a forecast? It’s an assumption of the future, based on historical patterns (see, this is why I was speaking about the importance of the historical data). For example, if you spent 1h to work on something in the past, probably it will take you 1h to work on it in the future as well. If you usually spend 100$/week, you could assume that next week you will do the same. Continue reading WFM practices to improve your daily life (part II)

Why do I wake up at 4:30 AM?

A while back, I was writing how I became a morning person. Since then, my morning schedule has changed a lot, and now my alarm is ringing at 4:30 in the morning. When they find out, most of the people (all of them actually), always ask me “Why do you wake up at such an hour?”.

My first reaction is “Because I can”. And yes, one of the reasons that I do this, is because I can. If I couldn’t wake up at 4:30 in the morning I wouldn’t do it. Continue reading Why do I wake up at 4:30 AM?

Handling the daily stress

In our day and age, we have to cope with huge amounts of stress on a daily basis.  Oxford dictionary is telling us that stress is a  state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or demanding circumstances.

The reason why we are stressed are various and differ from person to person. It might be about money, health, work, kids and so on and so forth. Everything can cause stress for us. And we need to know how to deal with it. Continue reading Handling the daily stress

Breaking down procrastination

Procrastination = the act or habit of procrastinating, or putting off or delaying, especially something requiring immediate attention.

This past week-end, I had big plans. I wanted to write one or two chapters for Imperial Struggle, write some four to five articles for this blog, work on some other projects that I have, make some food and many other stuff. Do you know what I’ve managed to do? Almost nothing. I didn’t do any writing, and didn’t make myself any food (actually I’m doing it right now) and overall I did nothing. I spent all my weekend watching some movies, browsing on the internet and did some light reading. Continue reading Breaking down procrastination

Window shoppers

Man you’s a window shopper
In the jewelry store lookin’ at shit you can’t buy
Man you’s a window shopper
In the dealership tryna get a test drive

Do you know 50 Cent’s Window shopper? The song about the people that look from the window and dream about the things they can’t buy, they get mad at the people that can buy them?

This weekend my mom visited me. And because we couldn’t stay in the house all day, we went out. Specifically, we went to the mall, the preferred week-end location off everybody from Iasi. Continue reading Window shoppers