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Millenials

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Generation XYZ.”

I was born on 1990 and for a while belonged to the generation everyone talked about. We were the ones who had computers when growing up, yet we still knew what a cassette recorder is and what the picture on the “save” button stands for.

However, now the trends have changed and a new generation to talk about has come. The mysterious millenials. They have touched more tablets than sandcastles in their childhood. Their favorite musical artists rarely have any meaningful lyrics in their singles. Everyone tries to be unique, which makes everyone similar.

I don’t think, that these changes in generations are as big, as they are portrayed in media. Yes, technology has changed the way we communicate and express ourselves, but it will take more than YouTube and 9gag to change the basic human nature and needs.

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Don’t trouble trouble until trouble troubles you

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Take It From Me.”

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve given someone that you failed to take yourself?

This is one of my favorite sayings, not just because it sounds cool. Sometimes I tell it to others, when they are trying too much and going with this in a wrong direction.

I feel satisfied, when I can get things done. Finish a task. Complete a mission. Unfortunately, this sometimes involves troubling some long-forgotten tasks that other people haven’t finished.

What would you rather do:

  • finish a task, but remind others about their part of the task;
  • leave it be, until someone else troubles you?

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Biking in Austria near Krimml waterfalls

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Snapshot Stories.”

In the previous week I was on a trip to Austria. This picture is taken with the Krimml waterfalls in the background. This is the highest waterfall in Austria, and it is truly magnificent.

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As a tip for tourists I can say, that one of the best views of the waterfall is from the top of the opposing mountain. There you can see all the length of the waterfall, and not just a fragment as in close up. There is a mountain road, which will be exciting for riding a bike too. Just be careful with the brakes! They tent do become very hot when riding down a mountain.

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Most productive time to work

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “The Golden Hour.”

There are a lot of theories, that are trying to increase your productivity and get better results at work. Some are plain silly, and some are really working. People are different and everyone can find something, that works for them.

Some say that the first two hours after waking up are the most productive. And instead of long breakfast, twitter-facebook-instagram checking and an hour long commute to work, you should prepare your to-do list for the next day in advance. This gives you the chance to tackle the most important tasks of the day just in time when you are the most productive.

Another theory based on research and the use of an app called DeskTime suggests that you should take 17-minute breaks for every 52 minutes of work. This can boost your creativity and focus, that are so much needed for work, that requires a lot of concentration. There is a catch – these 17 minutes should be spent away from a computer, not just watching cute cat pictures or youtube.

I use a combination of both to increase my productivity. When I come upon a task, which I do not understand, or which requires precision and concentration, I try to schedule the task in the first three hours of my workday. And for the frequent brakes I use my water-glass as a measurement. Every time when I drink it empty, there is a valid reason to get up from my desk, to walk to the kitchen, to talk to colleagues a bit, to get a new drink and to come back. Some minutes away from a computer can be quite refreshing.

Which theory of most productive time to work do you support?

TOP 3 songs on my mind

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Mix Tape Masterpiece.”

I do not listen to music as much as I used to. The new an actual music now plays in the background in mornings while I brush my teeth and get dressed. This is the music to be in background, because – if you listen to the meaning of lyrics, you will wonder, who the hell sings words like that, and why should anybody buy that music.

During my commute to the work I usually read a book, and at work I cannot stand any noise – it doesn’t allow me to concentrate, if I want to sing along. So my favorite songs are quite old, from the time I listened more music and was together with people, whose musical taste I admire.

Stairway To Heaven is well known. The first time I heard it – that was very different from what I used to listen. The sophistication of this song introduced me to rock, and now it is my favorite genere.

Sound Of Silence is a bid sad, and light at the same time. It has helped me to brighten my mood many times. I hadn’t  heard it for a while, and in the previous week it was played by a radio, so it has returned in my life.

Jolene was something I listened, when I was feeling sorry for myself, when a boy I liked didn’t like me back. Nevertheless, boys come and go, but Jolene stays a beautiful song forever.