I keep all my soul searching posts in a little WordPress site, and template them like blog posts. I find it makes it easier to track them year over year, and keep a lot of other things there too. Here’s the heart of that template, with some notes. Find the video on Soul Searching here: https://youtu.be/E0o1LVvDBt0
This is my notes on my last soul searching post. What’s changed, and where I’m at.
What are the things I’m trying to achieve, overall? I want most of my day to day things to fit into these in some way, even if it’s “Learn to make more than four things for lunch”.
I made these notes in the first post, and they’ve been really helpful, so I’ve been carrying them forward and making adjustments.
- Be flexible. Other opportunities will come up, and you want to be able to make time to seize them.
- Clock in. Once your hours hit, commit. That’s the idea. It’s a job.
- Pomodoro method: Work for 25 mins, 5 min break
- Time spent planning is not wasted time.
- Clock-in starts around 7pm, because you have to eat dinner.
- Free time and flexible time is important.
- Be specific. Post topics, video ideas. The more specific your tasks are, the easier it’ll be to complete them.
- This is a list of all the things I wanna do. Anything that’s gonna take up more than two or three hours of my life goes here. It includes things like:
- Stay Awesome
- Running D&D
- Prepping for D&D
- Practicing guitar/music
- Learning new stuff
- Writing for Mad Art Lab
- Working out
- Making time for housework and cooking
- Making time to be social and make sure that I’m not overworked.
- Any one-off projects I want to do.
- This is the big one. There are only so many hours in a day, and only seven days in a week. How do I make all my daily/weekly/biweekly commitments fit, and what has to give in order to make that happen?
- A list of things I’m setting aside for now. Commitments I can’t make time for, or projects that I’ve been putting off and need to be shelved.