Tag Archives: time management

Burning Out

I’m feeling a bit overwhelmed today. Working full-time, blogging, running my own label(which I don’t spend a lot of time on lately), keeping the house organized and clean and changing my life, takes quite a toll on me.

I’m looking forward to getting away from it all and going camping again this weekend, so Awesome!! Back to nature, where it’s quiet and still. Actually, I’m just looking forward to going to bed tonight.

I like to have really productive days were I get lots done and then have lazy days were I do basically Fuck All. Sometimes, like when we went camping the last time, I feel bad when we get back, because there is even more to be done then before I left. I definitely don’t feel bad going away this weekend, as I got lots done lately.  Anyways, I’m tired.. 

I want to simplify, obviously also the things I spend my time on, one of my major reasons for doing this. I’m always stressed and never seem to be able to catch up with things.
But the more I try to change it the more stuff comes up and needs to be done!!

It’s like I’m unearthing all these unfinished projects, getting rid off old clutter, and it feels kind of like I’m going backwards and forwards at the same time, coz I know I’m getting things done, but at the same time it is so much. It does my head in!

I hate the term time management, I don’t know what that is! And I’m not that good at it. It sounds like something you’d do in an office. I need to prioritize, drop something that’s not so important, before I drop just anything. But what?

What are the most important things? What can be dropped? Nothing of curz! Prioritizing?! Tssk.. fuck knows, what that means!

Need to focus on the most important things. I do think my focus is getting better lately, clearing my living and head space.

Ah well, I’ll get a good nights sleep and then I’ll see.. You got any tips on prioritizing? Or any on how to get things done when there doesn’t seem to be enough time for everything??

Advertisements

Saving Time, Killing Time, Wasting Time

As i said yesterday, i’m pretty good with saving money. Which is funny coz i’m not that good at saving time. I do work 40 hours a week, so that does take up quite a bit of it.

Often you can hear people talk about saving money, but then some are talking about killing time, while others again are complaining about how all their time gets wasted. So why would anyone kill time, that’s like saying, “Let’s go out and totally waste money!” or even worse, “Let’s totally waste our lives!”. Because once you finished killing your time, you’re probably dead.
Where are the priorities here?

Most of my waking hours i either spend at work or on the net, especially on facebook. I’m planning on halving my working hours, but I can’t do this at the moment. So that’s a thing for later.

What i can do is get off facebook. It’s hard, coz i find the internet so fascinating! There are so many interesting links and articles out there and you can find some nice people to chat to.

But i have to prioritize, and i don’t think being on the net should be a priority for me right now. What works quite well for me is “distracting” myself with better, more exciting things. Lately we have been going on drives through the country, one of my favourites, picnics in the parks, where we saw lots and lost of kangaroos, and you know things like baking bread or making plans..

Better off wasting my time with the roos!

It’s not so hard when i have interesting things to do, it get’s hard when i try new ones and they don’t work out and i get frustrated. When i have some spare minutes, that all of a sudden turn into hours on facebook and by the time i get off the computer i wonder “What happened to my day?”

So the plan is to save time, i’ll try and stay off facebook for the rest of the week, i might even manage to shrink the amount of tabs i got open on my screen from 200 to something manageable!

This is what i will figure out over the next days.

How do you prioritize time when you don’t have a whole lot of it? How do you deal with easy distractions?