The other day, I decided to sit down and take stock of what it would "take" for me to be efficient and caught up on all the things I need to do, on a daily basis.
This included my various avenues of making a living, being part of a household and family, managing businesses, doing yard work, and so forth.
I tried to be "reasonable" with my time estimates, rather than overly hopeful as I tend to be.
Time to find more time to chill out!
*The current total amounts to about 34 hours of work... PER DAY!
Clearly, something is wrong with this picture!
I once heard it said that the best way to reduce stress from work and having a busy life is NOT "time management tools" or scheduling, or "better organization."
The best approach is simply doing less.
I think "doing less" is one of the options we tend to overlook; we get trapped in the belief that we "must" cope with whatever workload we have... and to simply say "this is TOO much!" is some kind of admission of failure, as human beings.
Of course, "doing less" takes some adjustment on the back end if you find that your current life is dependent on you always accomplishing everything, all the time.
Perhaps that's when it's time to make an agreement with ourselves that a smaller life is in order!
That's my current task.
It's also part of the reason you are not seeing me on Steemit, as much as you used to.
How is YOUR life, these days? You find yourself overscheduled, or can you easily manage what you have to get done? Do you ever wish for a "smaller" life? Leave a comment-- share your experiences-- be part of the conversation!
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Created at 181108 00:32 PDT