Life eXperiments

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3 THINGS

30 SECONDS

Think of THREE things you want to do, but haven't.

Something from your childhood, or college, or something you’ve been thinking of doing for a while, but haven’t, maybe because you had forgotten all about it, or you didn’t get time.

Ok! So when you noticed the word

“Experiments”

you probably thought of this...

by definition...

EXPERIMENT

is...

Something done to test an assumption or to show the effects of a process

so Life Experiments mean

change my routine

AND

observing the difference it makes in life

WHY EXPERIMENT?

WHY INTRODUCE CHANGE?

MOST OF OUR LIVES ARE SPENT LIKE THIS

while the image was an exaggeration...

in reality

we do the same things

again and again, over and over

and at some point, we get bored with the routine.

When at work, we want a break, we want to do something different, we want to enjoy.

ESCAPE

just try and get through the day

WEEKEND

hobbies

hang out with friends

catch up on sleep

That’s basically our idea of having a good time.

next monday

the cycle starts again

deadlines

stuck halfway to hell

3 things you wanted to do...

when?

why?

Time?

Resources?

Willingness?

Forgetfulness?

New year resolutions

Birthday resolutions

I’m gonna study

I’m gonna do great things

we try to change

As time passes, we somehow manage to not achieve these. We lose track, or we give up.

time

the one thing that stops us from doing things

the problem is duration

The long time span of months or years makes it easy to lose track of what we’re supposed to be doing.

weekly

the best time to review things

7days easy-peasy

DayDo
SUNDecide
MOONStart
MARSDo
MERCURYFollow
JUPITERDon't Forget
VENUSAlmost there
SATURNYou've done it!

one life experiment per week for a year

52 things in 52 weeks

GOSH!!!

Think of the THREE things you couldn't do since new year

FAILED?

TRY AGAIN SOME OTHER WEEK

The point is, you started.

You can always do different things in the coming weeks and come back to this one later

but when you complete

success

instant happiness

what things should I do?

to each his own

everyone wants different things

be silly

be as silly as you want

experiments don't have to be super-serious

it doesn’t matter what they are

do it also for the fun!!!

learn music

unleash the inner rock star

Well, if you experiment with it,

you can decide at the end of the week whether you like it or not.

movie making

Get Creative

Maybe just an animated short!

Or maybe just photography?

Instead of sitting there, thinking whether you should do it,

try it

If you don’t like it by the end of the week

experiment with something else.

read

Books. Novels. Magazines.

Read interviews, articles, things that interest you

Information about something you really wanted to know

At least start doing it!

If you don’t like it, change to something else.

try out new recipes, new food, new cuisines, new ways to excite your taste buds.

be careful!

some experiments can be hazardous

cooking

so many things to do

each one of us will find something different

my experiments

some things I've tried

cleaning my room

bad example!!!

let's move ahead

my own website

plan, design, execute

all in a week...

harshp.com

you're on it!

^_^

Once I finished it, I felt happy.

Super happy

And completing one thing just motivated me to do so much more.

Sometimes I failed, sometimes I succeeded.

Sometimes I liked the experiment, sometimes I didn’t.

But I felt excitement doing something new every week.

every sunday

I find that there are so many things I want to do

It’s strange that I hadn’t thought about them before

subconscious checklist

We forget things that we want to do but somewhere in our minds, in the part of our subconscious, it’s stored as an entry with not done written next to it.

what's next?

Now that I have done all this, I’m just open to do more stuff

I don’t find anything boring, Everything is exciting.

experiment on experiments

My work, doing research, involves doing experiments, and I began doing experiments on experiments.

research is lots of writing

papers, articles, notes, emails, thesis

I just did different things, like if I had to write, which I think is the toughest part of the research, I went to the library. Or I only wrote in the mornings. Or I only wrote when I had coffee.

no idea what to write

the major problem academics face

what to write?

That’s the major problem we face. Where to start, what to put on the paper. The thing is, by doing the same thing so many different times, I actually got to know when I write the best.

before

after

experiment

do something different every week

at first, it may feel...

silly, simple or even stupid

but once you start doing things, changing your routine, making it more fun, it just all adds up to make you happy.

stay hungry, stay foolish

hungry enough to want more

foolish enough to do it

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