2019/20 – Do Less

With my plans for 2019-2020, the first key thing (although it’s not really something quantifiable) is to do less.

The last two years have been particularly hyper, with very few days/times where I’ve not been working, or travelling, or doing stuff.  I don’t resent it – most of it has been my choice, after all – but it needs to slow down a bit.

I don’t yet quite know how I’m going to do it – some of the problem is my own mindset and work ethic, where I feel I’ve wasted a day if I’ve not done things. In particular, my weekends are precious and important to me, and I don’t like seeing them disappear without something to show for it.

But I also know that I need to not be quite so hyper, to take some down time and space. There’s a balance in there somewhere, and I hope to be able to find it.

I suspect that what will happen is that this will work alongside “be a better friend” and “be better to myself”, and that it’ll involve still travelling to see friends, but also doing so for things that work for me.

2 Comments on “2019/20 – Do Less”

  1. Gordon says:

    1. What’s this design, where is the yellow?!

    2. For your ‘busy’ do you get anxious when the calendar is empty, do you just like having ‘a plan’? Would it work if you planned an afternoon of deliberately doing nothing? (the challenge being to stick to it?).

    We are similar in a lot of ways I think, I always need a plan (even if it’s “tonight I will go grocery shopping, cook dinner, then watch TV) but it’s far too easy to expand that to entire weekends and you end up knackered and, whilst it’s in a ‘good way’ because you are doing things you enjoy, it leaves no time to recuperate and reenergise.

  2. Lyle says:

    The yellow died (for now) as a result of upgrading to the latest WP and PHP version, where my ropy 15-yr-old code stopped working, and the theme hadn’t been updated in *years*, so bleh.

    I’ll figure out something for it, though.

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