We all have tough days, days which are exhausting and take all our energy. For me, today was one of them. Despite that, it has been a great day, where I achieved quite a bit, which I enjoy.
I think this week is going to be pretty tough (with tomorrow somehow being even busier than today) but I’m hoping that it will be fun. Personally, I like being busy — there’s just something about having multiple events beautifully blocked out.
Occasionally, I can feel stressed to the point where I almost feel overwhelmed.
What I sometimes need to remember is that what’s important is not only the destination, but it’s also the journey. Instead of always looking for the next stage of life, a week of learning or whatever it may be, I should be present and feel grateful for all that I have now.
What I often find is that whenever I am busy I want peace and quiet and when I do not have much to do I want to be insanely busy.
What I find interesting is that there are several different types of tasks — some which are quite creative (like writing this) and some which are more admin tasks (sending emails, contacting companies and speakers for a hackathon I am organising…). Today has mostly been those types but both have their own merits and can be enjoyable. Switching between these different types of tasks can also make each of them more exciting and interesting.
Probably from a YouTube video, but something that can be very useful is to write down everything you do in a day and assign everything some sort of indicator.
This can be something like putting a green dot next to it to represent that it is an event that gives you energy or adds value to your day. Do the same for things that drain you of energy and are things that you should remove.
Then you know exactly what you are wasting your time on and can make changes to attempt to remove as many of the time and energy drainers as possible.
Some of those tasks cannot be removed but if it takes a large amount of time, is something you do not enjoy, and drains your energy, try to delete it or delegate it unless it is very important.
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