Kwang Guan asked me if I am a lifehacker (actually he simply implied that I am a lifehacker in our conversation) and I told him I am not. In fact, I am only introduced to this concept a couple of days back and wouldn’t have the sort of free time to study time saving techniques (pretty paradoxical huh?). While I only got to know about lifehacking and all those lame nonsense, I seem to have been following their sort of philosophy in the way I do things since a couple of years ago.
I still can’t be too sure what’s lifehacking but I know some ways of organizing life, saving time and maximizing productivity like:
Reading notes when you are on the bus
Writing reminders on a notepad so that you don’t forget
Getting a TV book (just whatever book you like) which you read only during TV programme commercial breaks
Conning yourself into working like crazy in school by believing you will be slacking when you get home
Reading lecture notes during lectures so that you don’t have to go through them at home
Sending good ideas to the future using futureme.org so that they won’t be lost while you are occupied with the present reality
Emailing yourself reminders to email important people or send out important letters so that you do that immediately when you check your inbox the next time
Get your hands on a book whenever you go out, you never know when you have a short break to read a couple of lines
Turning on the TV only when there’s something on which you want to watch; try hard not to channel-surf
Try not to get a facebook account if Yi Da tells you to do it…
Alternatively, if you already have an account, deactivate it…
These are life-saving techniques sometimes, at least the lifehackers think so.