So what’s keeping our protagonist up on an early Tuesday morning?
In today's post we talk a little about what I still need to do to improve the blog and some of the things I hope to see happen in the rest of 2011 🙂
- The level of commitment I'm willing to put toward a cause if it means something to me
- The importance of sticking to a theme
- How to improve the image we convey of ourselves and how important this is
Quick wins. Long-term strategy. Re-prioritization. These are words that you often hear in planning meetings where your boss is trying to figure out the 5 w’s and the h (who, what, where, why, when, how) of the next initiative coming out — but that’s not what I’m referring to right now. I’m talking about your life. In order to get the most out of our lives, how should we live? Do we live in a reactive state, always taking care of what comes across our plate day-to-day? Do we meticulously plan, trying to take every potential outcome into consideration before making the decisions in our lives? Is there a right way? A wrong way? Should we be living more like someone else in particular?
Wow. What a week. I hope everyone's been doing okay — this was probably one of the ones for the record books for me, but that's how it goes sometimes. I felt like writing about this today; I have a lot of material that I'd love to cover in the blog, but this week has tossed one thing after another in my direction. In the course of one week, I've seen:
- My boss take another job, which changes the mix of things at work entirely (this is after my other boss took another job a month before, doubling my workload!)
- My Mac totally acting up, which means that I'll need to find the time to take it in to the shop and be computer-less for a few days
- The repurposing of magazines work out really well, but now I need to sit down and sort all of the clippings into a digital archive for future use
- Missing out on a few days of free training from Element K due to being so involved with other facets of life — hope to post about that later this month
Hey all, and welcome to today’s post 🙂 Today I’ve done some reflection on my friendships and what it means to be a friend. There’s much to do in order to have meaningful, lasting friendships, and I chose to touch on a bit of it in today’s voice post. Agree? Disagree? I’d love to hear all about it — the comment box is below to use to your liking 🙂
But let’s have some real talk — what did I do to improve my life today? I try to ask myself this daily, to make sure that I keep growing.
Today? Today I did more teaching than learning, but I guess I learned that I can be a decent teacher? Work right now is all about juggling my tasks with teaching newer staff how to do the procurement mambo plus trying to establish some new tools. I guess I also learned that I haven’t reached my breaking point yet, either. Don’t know if that’s a good thing 🙂
Happy February, boys and girls! Here in Toronto we’re under the threat of a massive snowstorm engulfing us overnight (yes, my northern friends – here, we consider 20-30 cm massive; let us not forget the debacle of 1999 where we called the Armed Forces to help us shovel), so we’ll see what the next few days are like. Obviously I’ll keep posting – I don’t think that a snowstorm will stop the juggernaut that is the Internet – but should make for interesting times!
In the comments from my post some days back, NJ and I were alluding to the fact that we’re the types to constantly keep busy. CONSTANTLY. Relaxation for me seems to be more like a punishment than any good. I get stir crazy, I start thinking about the next thing I should be working on – yeah, it just doesn’t work out for me.
To keep all of this sorted out, I use a ton of charts, to-do lists and mind maps. I’ll open a random text file and just dump my thoughts into it until I’ve come up with another pile of things that I’d love to accomplish whenever I get the chance to.
But what happens when you’ve got too many to-do lists?
- The amount of stuff in my bags
- The amount of weight I’m carrying on my shoulders from the to-do list that needs tackling/how many things I have on my mind for that day
- Sometimes, even the number of bags I’m carrying
I love the idea of downsizing life (except when it comes to job – that’s never cool). I’m sure that at one point in my life, amassing all the stuff that I have made sense. I’m sure that much of it had sentimental value at one point or another. But now is not then. The things that have a LOT of sentimental value to me – my candygrams received through five years of private school – sit in a box I’ve duct taped in triplicate. If I ever feel like I’ve reached the lowest of lows in life, that box is meant to help remind me of good times and who I can be if I try 🙂