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Week 80 โ€“ Optimization Max Pro Plus

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Welcome to the first official normal blog of the year 2022.

I just realised that I had forgotten to wish you a Happy new year in the last blog, so here it is


I will summarise the last two weeks in this weekโ€™s blog because my previous blog was a yearly rewind, but I still named it week 79, just to maintain the streak(ego).

Personal Highlights

I haven’t been hitting all the items in my checklist lately and me procrastinating on my review blog was a big part of it but now that I have finished writing it, I think I can finally get back to the new normal and focus a lot more on my personal productivity and business side of things.


  • Journaling
    I have been very consistent with it, and have made a few small changes like I turn on the full-screen mode in chrome while writing my journal by pressing F11 because I was getting distracted mid-way while writing my journal and I also keep my mouse a bit further away.
  • Meditation


  • Morning Run
    I will summarise the last two weeks in this weekโ€™s blog because my last blog was


  • Reading
    I finished reading all the old pocket articles that I had saved in my kindle and now have started reading a book called โ€˜Getting things doneโ€™.
    Itโ€™s a very productivity-centric book. I know I told you all that I was done with reading more productivity non-fiction books but since I am very much into getting things done these days, I felt like giving it a try. Letโ€™s see if I can extract some actionable insights from the book.
  • Coding
    Have been doing the bare minimum because of a conflicting schedule but I am glad that I haven’t given up on it yet. Btw you can check my freecodecamp profile to see if I am still maintaining my practice streak.

Optimization and Organization

I haven’t been deliberately organizing my files as a habit like I tried doing a month ago. Now it is more spread out and random. I am not sure which approach is better. I just want to end up with an emptier disk T_T

I have been trying to adjust the way I approach certain things and eliminate potential time-wasting stuff from my day-to-day activity. I also installed two apps from a company called cold turkey, which have helped me not get distracted while working in the last week. I will share those in the app recommendations section below.

Job Update

Been getting work on the weekends too but it is not a lot and so I am fine with it.

I also got paid my first salary of this job this week (50% used already ๐Ÿค)

Business Updates

The salary wasn’t supposed to be enough anyway, so my quest of finding a few high-paying US clients continues.

I sent out a few batches of cold emails this week from the new email ID and it got a 50% open rate (last time it was 9%)

And I got a few replies too, but getting a client takes more than a few replies smh, so I will be spending a lot more of my time and energy into prospecting and sending cold emails in the coming week.

Thoughts from the past week

I shared a lot of my thoughts in the 2021 year review blog, which I just published yesterday. So feel free to read that out. Yes, itโ€™s a bit long but has a lot of my thoughts, both fresh and old.


Social Media updates

This is available as NFT on rarible

My Favourites from the Week โญ

Blogs/Articles ๐Ÿ“‘

4 Rituals That Will Make You Happy - Eric Baker

Twitter Threads ๐Ÿงต


Series ๐Ÿ“บ

Daredevil 2016


Been watching this since the last week of December.

Itโ€™s a rewatch btw. I remember watching this back in 2016 when it first came out, I think I saw the first two seasons, but most of what I had consumed back in that phase of my life has now been forgotten, so watching this feels quite fresh and new.

I am currently on the second season and yes, this contributed to the last blog getting delayed.

App(s) ๐Ÿ“ฑ

So I discovered these two apps in the first week of January and both of them are by a one-man company called Coldturkey


This is the first one on the list and I had known about this for a while now but decided to finally take blocking seriously and installed it

Very soon, I discovered another app by the same company


This app blocks you from using just one application at a time
(you can setup multiple in the pro version)

This has been one of the best apps for me personally in the last week because just knowing the fact that I won’t be able to change apps, even if I try, is enough of a force for me to stick to whatever I am doing instead of getting distracted.

Tech Tip ๐Ÿง™โ€โ™‚๏ธ

Turn on the full-screen mode by pressing F11 whenever working/writing something. It has saved me from a lot of distractions in the past week.

Songs ๐ŸŽถ

Podcast(s) ๐ŸŽ™

Memes/Edits from the last week ๐Ÿ’

Two weeks ka combined memes

๐Ÿ‘‰ย WEEK 79ย ๐Ÿ‘ˆ

๐Ÿ‘‰ย WEEK 80ย ๐Ÿ‘ˆ

Pollย ofย theย weekโŽ

Coming up next week๐Ÿฅ…

I am excited to keep playing around with the two new apps that I have recommended above. I want to find out if they can help me win the fight against distraction in the long run ๐Ÿ˜ค

Also might finish the daredevil series and send a few more emails till I get about 20-30 replies ๐Ÿงบ

Quote from the week๐Ÿ“ƒ

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