Fill your mind with the meaningless stimuli of a world preoccupied with meaningless things, and it will not be easy to feel peace in your heart.
How in the hell could a man enjoy being awakened at 6:30 a.m. by an alarm clock, leap out of bed, dress, force-feed, shit, piss, brush teeth and hair, and fight traffic to get to a place where essentially you made lots of money for somebody else and were asked to be grateful for the opportunity to do so?
For all of the most important things, the timing always sucks. Waiting for a good time to quit your job? The stars will never align and the traffic lights of life will never all be green at the same time. The universe doesn’t conspire against you, but it doesn’t go out of its way to line up the pins either. Conditions are never perfect. “Someday” is a disease that will take your dreams to the grave with you. Pro and con lists are just as bad. If it’s important to you and you want to do it “eventually,” just do it and correct course along the way.
Keeping up with my 3 item to do list for work every day has been helpful and highly successful.
In general, I can only finish about 3 tasks a day anyway, but just having a list I can work on and a single item to focus on at a time eradicated the usual task list paralasys I get from looking at a long list ans not knowing where tp start (or bouncing between them).
I’ve been trying to assess everything in my life (but especially information coming from social media) against whether it makes my life more fulfilling or not. Rainbow cupcakes and lolcats are fun to look at, but I think they actually take away from my overall well-being (if for no other reason than they waste time I could be learning, feeling or creating).
We have to become more picky if we’re going to stay sane in this information-heavy environment.
I have a really hard time focusing at work. I’ve been trying to figure it out for years. Besides the obvious interruptions like texts, social media and dreaming of things I’d rather be doing, I’ve also noticed that I have a problem just starting or keeping on task.
I suspect part of this is that I see the whole picture and try to tackle everything at once. I bounce between things when I feel stuck and end up getting lost and not working efficiently.
So today I randomly had an idea… What if I set mini goals for my day? Not just a list of 4 things to get done but one thing to do every 2 hours.
It may help create focus in short spurts, give me a sense that all my bases are covered, and help me figure out what I can get done in a day.
Wish me luck.