A cool book that a friend of mine got me a while back, its one of the Mind Gym series and its subtitled “Give Me Time”, what I do think is interesting is about how unconsciously you can begin to give up your time and become over committed to your work, chores stuff like that.
From time to time I’ve done that, I also think I dont think out how I’m going to spend my time, usually end up spending it the same way all the time, just loitering online and visiting and revisiting forums and stuff.
Remains a big problem for me, I think its one of the things at the heart of my difficulties in work and the rest of my life, I can make any minor task into a mammoth task and then end up spending much, much more time on anything than should be required.
Has a big impact upon how I feel, my physical fitness, my thinking about life in general, ie how pessimistic or optimistic I am.
I spent much more time out of the house in all weathers when I was younger, in part I was less stressed, less tired and had a lot more friends living in the immediate neighbourhood, so there is an explanation. However I’m thinking about whether I would like to spend more time becoming “out doorsy” again.
I have spent a lot of time recently working on reports or maintaining and updating records at home, in part this is to try and keep contemporaneous records when I’m so pressed for time but its also a result of being self-conscious about time management, maybe I believe I’m worse at it than I am but anyhow I think I’ve got to get this done. There are a lot of other people who tell me that this goes with the territory in the particular line of work that I’m in, at least from their experience of it.
So, I feel I have to manage my time better, I’ve also got to try and rebalance my leisure and work life and time. I’m going to begin with at least a single hour each week that is mine and no one and nothing can intefer with it.
I’m going to try and build that up to whole weekends and taking my annual leave from work without getting anxious about what I should be doing.