Organizing – Tuesday May 2 2017
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— Eric S Burdon (@es_burdon) May 3, 2017
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To sum up my day yesterday
All I can say is this.
There was definitely a huge need for me to organize my life and add some structure to it.
Over the years, I have had a variety of plans to help with that, and each time they become more refined. The latest one and habits I’m working on is by far the best method I’ll be using. It’s essentially a schedule, though I’m also using a timer this time around.
I’ve discovered doing something similiar to the Pomodoro technique (I’ve talked about it before here almost a year ago) has helped. Basically I’ve dedicated lengths of time to various activities. But with little to no breaks.
So why are you doing this?
You may be asking. Well, because I need to.
To put it into perspective, yesterday the vast majority of my time was spent on my book, getting it prepared to publish in just 13 more days.
True I was being productive and I got a lot of things done, however almost half of my day was devoted to my book. And I have other things to do on top of that.
Such as my monthly goals.
Not to mention as well I struggle a lot with being organized in general.
So this scheduler is necessary.
But I believe that’s the case with everyone.
Adding structure to your life I believe is very vital.
I know my parents say at times that I go for this tactic since it’s been drilled into my brain since daycare, but I’m kind of glad it was.
It’s taken me this long to realize that having a map, having a structured plan can allow you to make the most out of your day.
Going back to what I said earlier, I devoted most of my time yesterday to my book. I’d consider that a productive day. But I believe some people who work on massive projects and make little progress would call that a waste of time or not as productive.
I’ll concede that I could’ve gotten more out of my day, but the fact remain that I did make a fair bit of progress.
Still, having a plan never hurts
And I’d much rather have a plan and a map to follow. As opposed to listening to my brain right now and relaying on it to tell me when to stop.
But day by day having these structures and methods in my life have helped me to accomplish many things. And I seriously recommend people to have some kind of structure in their lives to keep them in check.
Try it out. You won’t regret it!
To your growth!
Eric S Burdon