LOGGING IN FOR A SIMPLER LIFE
whoever it was that said” time flies when you’re having fun” was only half right. The truth is that time flies …. whether you’re having fun or not. There are twenty-four hours in each day, and if we spend eight hours to fill with activity. Before we can think about what we might do to make those sixteen hours at least as satisfying as our eight hours of slumber, we need to take a close look at the activites that occupy our time.
REMINDER: Simple doesn’t mean easy. Some of the simplest things to do are often the most difficult.
Here’s the seven guiding priciples and reflect upon how you can apply them to what you’ve observed about your week.
#1 Relax your standards .
#2. Free yourself of stereotypical roles.
#3. Take time to figure out what you find most satisfying
#4 Creating time for the things you care about
#5 Learn to Enjoy what’s in frontt of you
#6 Learn to be fliexable
Here’s all the productivity tips you need:
- Don’t watch T.V (or at least, minimize your intake of entertainment drastically).
- Identify all the distractions in your life, and without a magic wand, eliminate them. Have trouble eliminating them? I know why: Fear.
- Ask yourself why you log onto Facebook 100 times a day, or ask yourself why you go on Twitter 200 times a day.
- Focus on the things that help you grow as a person — learning, reading, gaining experience, doing your work.
- Exercise your craft daily, whatever it may be. No days off.
- If you attend meetings, keep it short, simple, and have a specified goal. No goal = hour long meeting of procrastination and a bunch of fearful individuals.
Lao Tzu said it best:
Time is a created thing. To say ‘I don’t have time,’ is like saying, ‘I don’t want to’.
Do you: Stop focusing and worrying about how other people live their life. Life becomes a whole lot better when you learn to shut out the outside noise, and focus on the noise going on in your own mind.
This man says it better:
A key point to bear in mind: The value of attentiveness varies in proportion to its object. You’re better off not giving the small things more time than they deserve. — Marcus Aurelius
Be kind: It’s simple. If no one likes you, you probably won’t get too far in life.
Don’t criticize: There’s a quote in one of my favorite books, The Great Gatsby:
Whenever you feel like criticizing anyone, just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had.