In a feeble attempt to get my life in order, I am working on a way to get everything I need in my daily life into one compact little notebook. I know it’s going to be trial and error. And I am forgiving myself in advance for screwing up, which is great after today.
I was thinking about starting with a daily planner to get my schedule down, but I couldn’t find one that would fit what I wanted so I decided to make a rough mock-up of one. Well, I just made a short little list of the way I wanted my day to go versus the way it actually goes. I figure I’ll do this for a few weeks and then when I see where my issues are, then I will adjust accordingly. So for day one of “write down what you’re doing,” it became very clear that I need to be more specific and that I suck at time management. Here is my day one up until this point:
As you can see, I’m all over the place. Literally. If I had a bottle of Adderall, maybe I could be productive. But I think inner peace and amphetamines are kind of contradictory and shouldn’t be practiced at the same time. So I am choosing inner peace.
Habit is key right? So I’m going to play around with some daily productivity calendars. I’m going to try a couple of other people’s and maybe I will end up just making my own. Though, I know of one that may work that I’ve been meaning to try. If it’s as good as I hope, I’ll share it soon.
Either way. Epiphany #1. I’m not organized. I don’t know how people get organized. I don’t know how people stay on schedule to be productive. Then again, maybe I do have a schedule that just includes being scatterbrained and unproductive on Mondays… that may be my thing.
If it is, I’m going to try to get that “thing” under control, because I am not satisfied with myself and if I’m not, then nobody else will ever be, right?
So, here’s to productivity (takes shot of vodka at 7am)! Just kidding. I never drink until after dark and usually not until the weekend. So at least I have that on my side (for now). Though some of the greats insist that a drink or two mid-day helps with creativity. Some of the greats are also alcoholics so I haven’t done that experiment yet, but have no fear, before the 365 is up, I will have given it a shot. After all, what good are pointers if you aren’t willing to give them a try?
Today’s lesson: it’s ok to admit you suck at things. It’s ok to ask people who don’t suck at them for help. Also, when in doubt, drink mid-day.