Saturday, 29 October 2011

Shopping online in real life

The Internet really changed the way people go shopping. This Christmas, millions of transactions will take place in people’s living rooms and home offices instead of at the shopping center.

 But there are still many parts of online shopping that can make you want to pull your hair out.

 Google Analytics shows us the problems with online shopping by explaining it in real life terms.


Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Solution for Procrastination

This is a complex word. But many of you suffer from this bad thing and so do I when I begin to have lots of things to do or I'm tired. This explains my lack of posting.

So what is procrastination?

It is the act of putting off important tasks to a later time.

So imagine you have to buy a book or study or write on a blog and you say "I just want to watch a bit more TV or play a bit more on Facebook and I do it in 2 hours". 2 hours were gone, then tomorrow, the week after, the month after...

And when you look back we've just wasted your time doing small, unnecessary things and you now have lots of important things to do in a small amount of time.

This happened to me last week. I was tired from training and I said "I have to write on my blog tomorrow".
No! I should have said "I have to write on my blog now" and I should have done it immediately.

There is no way to cure procrastination completely but there are methods that help to minimize the effect of it and I'm learning slowly the process.

Do you want to know how to overcome procrastination?

Simple. Reward yourself. 

For example you have to study for an exam that it is in 1 month. You know you have to study everyday in order to cover every topic of the subject. But you think "I have a lot of time, it is in 1 month". You fail!

Now think like this: if I study everyday afterwards I can eat a chocolate (or do something you like but do it immediately after studying, just don't eat the chocolate before studying!).

I'm slowly getting into this rhythm. And you can do it as well. 

If you overcome procrastination your going to be a better person and high priority tasks will be done without thinking.

Monday, 10 October 2011


I don't mind to work or live in another country as I already did this a couple of times.

I'm most worried about beginning to feel like I have some comfort and build great friendships and someone says I must work in a different country...

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Training with a group

Since finishing my masters degree I have been occupied. I had one week of holiday but soon started to do other things.

I have started taking lessons to have a driving license and I'm sending cv's for job opportunities. I have also new projects in mind.

But today I want to talk about one thing that changed my way of training. I was losing my motivation to train as I was training alone most of the time. My decision was not easy and I had to think carefully because I was really close to my former coach. 

After having one week of experience with the group and talking with my former coach this is my decision: I have a new coach and I train with a really friendly group that has people with all abilities - from national champions to Ironman athletes and people that take their family/work time to train.

Next year I'm only going to focus in sprint and olympic distance triathlons so I can be faster. This time of the year I'm running road races (mainly 10ks).

However I will never forget everything my former coach taught me because I have learned so much with him and those 2 years were awesome. He will continue to be a great friend.

See ya soon