Have scheduled this today. Now just need to stick to it! 9 months ago
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Yesterday I went through my 43things list to re-organize them. I listed them in order of priority. “Find a balance between the things I want to do and the things I need to do” is now being used as a marker dividing the things I am currently actively working on and the things I would like to work on.
The things I am actively working on are the things I believe are needed goals for my life right now. The things after that goal are things I sometimes work on and/or would like to work on in the future. 11 months ago
What I do now, to stay in balance, is to focus on the things I NEED to do in the morning and the afternoon. During this time I take short breaks to do things I want to do. I am physically disabled now. It is very important for me to take breaks during the day so I do not over stress my back. Once I am refreshed I go back to the needed things. I save watching tv for the evening.
Getting important things done is a motivator for me. The more I get done, the more I want to keep going and get more done. When I get things done during the day, I find my tv time more enjoyable.
When my pain kicks in too hard, I do what I can. But sometimes, during those times, the best I can do is to enjoy life is to watch tv. It gets my mind off of pain. Even that is not a total loss. I put my DVR to good use and record religious shows that encourage me and tv shows that leave me feeling encouraged by the stories. 11 months ago
I thinks it’s really the time for me now to be dealing with this,
In the past years I’ve been slowly cutting things loose which I thought I ‘had’ to do …but in really were things I choose to ‘have to do’(and often did not really want to do at all).
Also.. right now I’ve more evenings during the week when I don’t have anything planned for work (at least a few evenings in the week).. most of the time they get filled up with other appointments or whatever..
but I’m starting to feel the benefit of having the evenings free..
So I think I should make some rules for my self, about how many nights a week I may use for work and or other obligations (including sports).
I’ll have to ponder on this some more. 12 months ago
How I did it: I used 43Things to list goals that I both wanted and needed to get done. Then, I worked on those goals. It helped me to stop wasting so much time.
First, I started spending more time doing things I really wanted to do instead of just killing time doing nothing (watching TV, surfing the internet, etc.). I really focused on quality "me" time.
Then, I also dedicated myself to taking care of the things I needed to do quickly and efficiently.
I worked on setting priorities for both things I want and things I need. I forced myself to leave work on time unless I really needed to stay later, and I gave myself permission to balance work and play on the weekends. Read how I did it… 3 years ago
I think this sums up to: doing more of the things that I like,
and less of things I don’t like..
which is pretty much the same as:
Say No more often tot things I don’t want to do,
and find a way to incorporate more of the things that I love to do..
Ok.. so next stop… find out what things I love to do ;) 12 months ago
I’m reading a book that says that for successful people, it is more about triage than balance, so focusing on what is most important at the moment and working on that. I think this means working on things that I need to do now! 13 months ago
The balance has been tilted way too much towards work lately. I have to figure out how to re-balance it again… 14 months ago
The difference between want and need is that the want may be avoidable but need is essential. 19 months ago
Organize my dresser, apply for jobs, go to the bank and jog today. Let’s see if I get this done :d 20 months ago
This requires this to the utmost extreme. If I fuck with the calibration even the tiniest bit, then everything will go down hill. I have finals next week, have a yard sale next Saturday, I start moving this Tuesday, and have to be completely out by the 20th.
It’s scary, but I can do it. 20 months ago