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I Shouted Sayonara, It Didn't Mean Good-Bye

Monday, September 10, 2012


Another pic from the birthday extravaganza! :)

Anyway, things are going considerably better as the heat has broken (for now) and it's easier to get outside and actually do stuff. As a result, I have shed all of the gain from last week.

And I am coming to the realization that I need to divvy up my life in a way that makes sense to me. I've come up with 5 areas where I need to concentrate (in no particular order) -
1) My family (friends are included here, as of course online pals are, too)
2) Looking for a job
3) Making and saving money however I can before #2 becomes a reality (I currently have a gig where I get some $$ for internet SEO research, plus I am paid for some blogging and also clip coupons and otherwise watch our pennies).
4) Health stuff (exercise, water, food, doctor, etc.)
5) Artistic stuff (I write fiction in my spare time)

It easy to rationalize other things into this, e. g. I should play a boatload of Words With Friends on Facebook 'cause that's #1. Er, no, it really isn't that interactive with people. I need to cut back on it. Or I'll just write, write, write 'til the cows come home. That's nice (and it's fun) but I can't just drop looking for work while I do that. I need to be more efficient with exercising (heavier weights and faster walking) so that I can get more out of the time I have.

All of this needs to be managed better. Because I find myself getting out of bed at 6:30 and then suddenly I am done with only one of these things and it's noon. That's gotta stop. I need more balance in order to, well, truth be told, combat stress. Yes, even when you're not working, there can be boatloads of stress.

And I am determined to do my level best to defeat that.

So sayonara to the flakiest, weirdest of it, and adieu to things that don't work for me or take too long. And in the meantime, I'll continue hunting for ways to be more efficient all around, and slap away procrastination when it rears its ugly head.

Er, maybe later. There's a squirrel outside.
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    And essential. I've had to re-evaluate like that before.
    You know what you're doing? Yeah- it's called self-discipline!
    You gots it.

    3124 days ago
    People are actualy brave enough to play against you in WWF? Really?

    Good for you for stepping into time management. You got your priorities right!
    3133 days ago
    3135 days ago
    That is a gorgeous shot girlfriend.

    I am going to join you and Mal next year and I have a lot to learn from you both about managing a precious resource...time. I don't want to end up on a sofa eating bonbons.
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    Which I could easily do. I love how you balance health and fitness and also creativity. And community of course. I wonder what it would be like if you did not feel a need to spend time looking for a job? How would your day be different? Interesting stuff here and I am looking and learning. Thanks!
    3136 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/11/2012 6:42:17 AM
    I'm struggling with these too as a non-employed person. My brother suggested making a daily to do list, which I've only used sparingly even though it works pretty well when I've done so.

    Good luck!
    3136 days ago
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    Hard to manage time when one is setting one's own schedule....

    Maybe set up a calendar and stick to it?

    3136 days ago
    Looks like a good plan emoticon
    3136 days ago
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