What I was doing “now” in August 2020

7 months of Self-isolation

My lifestyle has become very monkish. I write everyday, go for long walks around my neighbourhood and Tokyo’s beautiful gardens that are within walking distance from where I live.

I’ve also had time to work on a new personal website that will be the center of my online activity in the future: hectorgarcia.org.

I had to cancel my plans to visit my family in Spain, it made me sad, but it is nothing compared with the sadness I feel when I see what is happening to the world. I’ve been now seven months working from home.

My team and me decided to be careful with coronavirus and decided to work remotely early from the beginning. So far I would say we have been more productive than going to the office and fortunately it seems that in Japan we are dealing with the covid-19 crisis better than in other places.

My biggest worry now is my family in Spain, I talk with them daily and keep telling them: “Everyone here in Japan wears a mask”.


I just published a new book with Penguin titled The Book of Ichigo Ichie: The Art of Making the Most of Every Moment, the Japanese Way. I wrote a piece about what ICHIGO ICHIE is on Medium. The book can be ordered online from Amazon (The Book of Ichigo Ichie: The Art of Making the Most of Every Moment, the Japanese Way).

I’m now writing my next and next-next book, that will be published next year.


I do bodyweight training almost daily. It has been two years now since I started. I’m focusing on repeating always the same basic movements instead of trying to learn many at the same time. My tools for training are: yoga mat, rings and elastic bands.

My life during the next months will be about:

  • Keep writing my next and next-next book.
  • Keep improving my presentation skills. I’m refocusing my energy on being better at presenting online (Via Zoom, Skype).
  • Creating better systems that help me to simplify my life so I can focus on what is important.
  • Take care of my wife, my parents and my friends. They need me more than ever.
  • Reading books.
  • Keep taking care of my health, the daily struggle with SIBO is still with me every day.

Updated August 20th, 2020, from Tokyo.