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This FINALLY Feels Right ✌🏼

This FINALLY Feels Right ✌🏼
By Jamie Lim Yin Yin • Issue #53 • View online
Hi friends!
It’s been awhile, hasn’t it? Since my last newsletter:
  • I left TikTok in 4 months (made a video on it!)
  • I got a new job
  • I ‘inherited’ a car
  • I bought a new home
Upon reflection, it’s really interesting to see the difference between how I’m feeling now, versus my time at TikTok, and even at Google. I’m far more engaged in every other aspect of my life. I’m in a much better space both mentally and physically and am feeling SO much lighter.
Hence, I finally had the headspace to focus on both my creative activities, health and fitness. I’m happy to report that I’m already seeing exponentially positive results in both areas - my videos are doing decently well, and I’m already reaching my performances and fat loss goals at the gym!
My main learning from this experience? Don’t underestimate or ignore your unhappiness in any one area of your life - because it easily permeates and heavily affect other aspects without you even really knowing. Trust me, it’s all interconnected.
Be sure to always do frequent check ins with yourself to see if you’re doing alright. Ask questions, and reflect. The better you know yourself, the easier you can identify the root cause, and nip the problem in the bud and find a way to solve the problem.
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I’ve always found it really hard to find a balance the between my side hustle, work and my health. But after my prior experiences of juggling these over the past 2- 3 years (and going through the whole cycle of burn out etc) - I’ve finally found a way to balance it all. At least in a way that works for me!
One of my priorities this year is to double down on creating YouTube videos to grow my audience. With this shifting priority, I’ve decided to reduce the cadence of this newsletter to make it a monthly edition instead of a bi-weekly one.
The content of each newsletter will be a little longer to ensure that I’m sharing everything I’ve learnt and produced this month - so think of this as a monthly digest of sorts that compiles all my content, curated for each and every one of you.
It’s taken a long time, but I can finally, confidently say that are finally starting to feel just right. So for those of you who have stuck with me throughout - thank you! I truly appreciate you for being here with me on this journey 💛
Till next month!
Jamie

My Favourite Things This Month 💛
New Home, New Beginnings!
Surprise, it's a loft with windows 6m tall!
Surprise, it's a loft with windows 6m tall!
I wasn’t kidding when I said lots of things had changed! I’ve officially started ‘adulting’ and purchased my first home in Singapore. It’s the biggest ticket item I had to take a loan for from the bank… and honestly it felt a little scary in the beginning because I absolutely detest the feeling of ‘owing’ anyone money - and it’s A LOT OF MONEY 💸
I also had a crash course on purchasing property in Singapore, which turned out to be pretty interesting.
Unfortunately, it’s still tenanted at the moment and we’d still want to do some renovations once they have moved out - so we’re probably looking to move in sometime in late July / August 2022.
I’m really excited for the entire process, will keep all of you updated. My first question was… where is a good place for me to film at? 🙊 #youtuberpriorities
Meal Prepping
I love meal prep - it really relies on the power of batching so that I can have healthy meals every day (at least for lunch during the weekdays). In the long run, cooking for yourself also saves costs, and well because of my big ticket purchase above, I’m trying desperately to save money 😛
Instead of having to think of what to order cook everyday, I don’t have to waste my time or money making that decision, instead - I take 1.5 - 2 hours every Sunday to whip up my delicious meals to enjoy for the rest of the week.
I can definitely attribute the improvement in my performance and at gym AND my fat loss to the nutrition I’m getting (got to make sure there’s enough protein in there!), so I’m really pleased with this little system.
Sometime, the simplest things truly bring you joy ☺️
Videos Of The Month 🎥
I Left TikTok In 4 Months - Here's Why.
I Left TikTok In 4 Months - Here's Why.
3 Things I Did Before Leaving Google & TikTok
3 Things I Did Before Leaving Google & TikTok
Please watch it, and give it a like 👍🏽 as it really helps support the channel and subscribe to my YouTube channel OR my TikTok Channel here if you found value in this video! 🙏🏼
Of course, sharing the videos with anyone who may potentially benefit from this information would help me a ton as well! 🤗
Kindle Highlights Of The Month 📖
I'm a huge proponent of maximising your strenghts / super powers. Why waste time on something you're not great at? Instead, leverage other folks with that strength to get things done in half the time!
I'm a huge proponent of maximising your strenghts / super powers. Why waste time on something you're not great at? Instead, leverage other folks with that strength to get things done in half the time!
Photos Of The Month 📷
Managed to catch a perfect snap of this little cutie. I've been actively trying to feature her on my videos as a cameo, and I think she's doing a great job!
Managed to catch a perfect snap of this little cutie. I've been actively trying to feature her on my videos as a cameo, and I think she's doing a great job!
Finally met up with this QUAK QUAK, and we also learnt a new word. Always good to catch up once every few months with good friends :)
Finally met up with this QUAK QUAK, and we also learnt a new word. Always good to catch up once every few months with good friends :)
I can't stress the importance of having a good mentor in your life! Grateful to have Rachel in my life - in 1 conversation I've already learnt so much from her!
I can't stress the importance of having a good mentor in your life! Grateful to have Rachel in my life - in 1 conversation I've already learnt so much from her!
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Jamie Lim Yin Yin

My name is Jamie, a Millennial based in Singapore 🇸🇬. I love exploring topics on productivity 📈, personal development 🌱 and career tips 🎓 to help Gen Z & Millennials navigate life. Every month, I send out a newsletter with learnings I've encountered throughout the week and share them to help folks around the world lead a happy and healthier life!

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