So yea, I’ve found that if I do not do some kind of accountability in a public manner than I generally don’t do the things I should do.
I get caught up the the Important urgent and the unimportant urgent tasks. The things that I really need to do are all important but not urgent.
So here are some of the important but not urgent things I need to do every day:
- Walk 30 minutes
- Drink 3 liters of water
- Meditate 10 minutes
- Typing practice for 15 minutes
- Work on post production for audio drama for 30 or more minutes
Of course there are many more things I could put on that list. Things like what and how much to eat, housework that needs doing, other creative projects any number of other important items. But I’m only putting 5 on there. As I improve on getting these items done and turn them into habits I can look at adding more items. But here at the start I need to get some momentum going to 5 it is.
All for now.
Nope no at all. Great ideas all of them but not working out the way I had envisioned them to.
All the plans of mice and men come to nought without engagement and follow through.
I had a grand time creating the plans and making the lists but when it came down to it I have not followed through on them at all.
Almost no exercise, my diet is a joke.
Again I could make all the excuses in the world but I am not doing the things that I need to do for my physical and mental health.
When the mental is good I do the physical so I need to do my meditation and watch the foods that exacerbate the mental things and consume then things that will lessen them. Deliberately not going into details here because ‘reasons’.
On another note I have been getting creative work done. WOO!!
I’ve completed roles for 2 audio drama podcasts (1 live now 1 in development). I’ve also completed some sound design things and am working hard on a couple others (sorry nothing publicly available at the moment)
I know most of the things I need to do.
I don’t do them most of the time.
ADD and stress have been playing a role in this for the past several years.
As I get more stressed the more my ADD presents. This causes me to feel more stress. Nothing like a nice self-perpetuating cycle of woe to make things difficult.
So I need to just do it. Granted I’ve been saying that for quite a while now.
I have a plan.
I made 3 task lists:
- Daily tasks : This one stays the same for the most part. It contains things like my exercise and water intake.
- Work : This one changes each work day and has the items that I plan to complete for my day job each day.
- Personal : This one has my um… personal daily tasks / goals on it and can change daily as well.
I am limited to 5 tasks on each list, this is to keep myself from overloading my tasks and creating more stress. I can and likely will do items that are not on the lists but the list items are the most important ones.
I have 6 colors for each list:
- Purple : All tasks on the list are complete
- Green : 4 items on the list are complete
- Blue : 3 items on the list are complete
- Yellow : 2 items on the list are complete
- Orange : 1 items on the list are complete
- Red : No items on the list are complete
I exercise daily. I am creative in some way every day. I meditate every day.
I’m not going to go into the details of all the tasks since that would make posting about it much more daunting.
I have my lists all set for tomorrow.
So the accountability wagon is not playing nice with me.
I keep falling the heck off.
So this weekend I’m going to delineate my goals for the next few months.
Once I have that done I’ll be able to better have an idea of where I want to go as well as a plan on moving in that direction.
One of the things that I have set out to do is to do more work with audio production. Which I have had the piece I worked on go live today so I am moving in the right direction.
Read one chapter in marketing book: I did this. If I want to transition into a lifestyle where my creativity pays the bills I NEED to learn the principles and how to apply them.
Track Calories: I tracked them all and resisted junk food again. I need to lose about 100lb to leave obesity behind. Diet will play a large part in that.
Lift weights: I started a 5×5 free weight program. My goal with the weight lifting is to hit 3 benchmarks. 250 lb bench press. 350 lb squat. 450 lb dead lift.
Meditate 5 minutes: I used the 5 minute mindfulness bell again.
Practice typing 15 minutes: According to the software I am using I have learned all the keys (not counting numbers and symbols) in just 2 days. About 35 wpm with < 5% error rate at the moment. The goal is 50 wpm.
Work on unfinished Audio projects: I put in about 45 minutes on my project. I have the main levels done and most of the SFX. This one should be ready to put to bed in a day or two. Then on to the next thing.
Practice Typing 15 minutes a day
Meditate 5 Minutes a day
Walk 30 min 4 + Days a week
Lift weights 2 – 3 Days a week
Track calories. Bring food to work, no junk food at work.
Record, produce and post 1 Audio demo per month
Work on unfinished Audio production projects at least 30 minutes a day
Read 15 minutes on book from list daily
This is still a work in progress but I will be taking action starting tomorrow morning on it. I took action tonight by making a goal list and starting on the task list. 🙂
Yep I’ve fallen off the wagon yet again. *le sigh*
I need to reintroduce regular public accountability to my routine.
I’m going to make a list of daily tasks tonight.
I am going to pay f*ing attention to my time management (which is abysmal at best currently)
I have several projects that need to be completed as soon as possible.
Rewards for completion will be assigned for ‘da things.
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He lost loads and could use some assistance!