Welcome to Scribd, the world's digital library. Read, publish, and share books and documents. See more
Download
Standard view
Full view
of .
Look up keyword
Like this
7Activity
0 of .
Results for:
No results containing your search query
P. 1
Organize How You Spend Your Time101

Organize How You Spend Your Time101

Ratings: (0)|Views: 140|Likes:
Published by Jackie A Paulson
• Get four sheets of paper.
• At the top of the first page write, Things I Do Now That I Enjoy.
• At the top of the second page write, Things I Wish I Could Be Doing.
• At the top of the third page write, Things I Do Daily That I Don’t Enjoy.

At the top of the last page write, Things I Still Need to Do That I Don’t Enjoy.
• Get four sheets of paper.
• At the top of the first page write, Things I Do Now That I Enjoy.
• At the top of the second page write, Things I Wish I Could Be Doing.
• At the top of the third page write, Things I Do Daily That I Don’t Enjoy.

At the top of the last page write, Things I Still Need to Do That I Don’t Enjoy.

More info:

Published by: Jackie A Paulson on Sep 18, 2011
Copyright:Attribution Non-commercial

Availability:

Read on Scribd mobile: iPhone, iPad and Android.
download as DOCX, PDF, TXT or read online from Scribd
See more
See less

05/18/2013

pdf

text

original

 
Organize How You Spend Your TimeAre there so many things that you love to do, want to do, orhave to do
 
that you don’t know where to start first? If you
are like me, your inclination is to do what is easiest or mostfun. But then a nagging feeling lurks around me about thechores that need my attention, and it undermines the pleasureof the task at hand.
“Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the 
noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-
essentials.” ~Lin Yu Tang 
 
At one time, I would do all the grunt work first so that I couldget it out of the way to enjoy the things I liked without that
guilty feeling. I would fill my ―to do‖ list with all of the
projects hanging over my head and impeding my mentalfreedom to pursue my goals, dreams, and deepest desires.
But a funny thing happened on the way to clearing my “todo” list. It kept reproducing.
 
 
I’d get everything checked off, only to see ten more items
appear at the bottom of the list. It was never-ending, and Ibecame endlessly frustrated that I was trapped by mind-
numbing tasks, events or work I didn’t like.
 Eventually, I was able to step off this treadmill, but onlyafter I reached middle age and felt I was going to suffocateand die if
I didn’t. When you come to the realization that halfof your life is over, you’re lucky if a voice in your head shouts,―There’s got to be more to life than this! Do something!‖ And
there is more, whether you are fifteen or fifty.
 Yes, there are chores and tasks that
have 
to be done,unless you want to risk squalor, eviction, divorce, orarrest
.There are other chores and tasks that are time-suckingalbatrosses of your own creation. For example, I live in alovely, big suburban home. We have a big yard. When webought the house, I was beside myself with joy and
excitement. But I didn’t realize how much work it took to
 
maintain a big house with a big yard. I became a slave to thehouse.So how do you find the freedom to do more of the things youenjoy doing
, and less of the things you don’t, without going
broke or losing the respect of those you care about?To start, there are four concepts you must embrace:
1. You can’t do everything right now. You will have to make
choices and let go of some things.2. Some people may not like your choices and you have toaccept that discomfort knowing that it will likely pass intime.3. You will have to shift your perceptions about what youvalue and what really brings you happiness, and proactivelycreate your work and activities around that.
4. There may be some things you can’t change right now,
but you can work toward changing them.

You're Reading a Free Preview

Download
scribd
/*********** DO NOT ALTER ANYTHING BELOW THIS LINE ! ************/ var s_code=s.t();if(s_code)document.write(s_code)//-->