The Thoughts of a Frumpy Professor

............................................ ............................................ A blog devoted to the ramblings of a small town, middle aged college professor as he experiences life and all its strange variances.

Thursday, August 02, 2012

Productivity

I feel pretty focused and energized today.  I am going to try to adopt a technique that has proven helpful for me in terms of my exercise routines and consistency, and try to apply it to everyday life.  If it sticks, I think it may help me feel greater happiness. 

The idea is that, just as with my exercise, I will try to do all the "required" tasks of my life as quickly, efficiently, and as early in the day as is reasonably possible.  I truly have felt that I have been given additional time in my life by getting up at 5am to walk.  It was simply time I otherwise wasted by sleeping.  While I cannot get up all that much earlier, I think the focus I have at 5am to walk is a focus I can use to do all the "required" tasks each day. 

In my mind, I am thinking if I push myself when I get to work to immediately get all the required b*llsh*t out of the way, low-and-behold.... I get the rest of the work day to play (which means to have more fun with research, etc.).  The same would apply to home too.  When I first get home, I should (and plan to try to) do all the "required" things (such as some cleaning, cat-box-patrol, mowing, etc) and get them the hell out of the way as quickly as I can to then be able to really play for the rest of the day. 

For many of you, that may sound obvious, and I guess it is to a degree.  But it is not how I have typically approached things at least the last few years.  I am going to see how it works out. 

PipeTobacco

3 Comments:

Blogger BBC said...

Happiness to me is camping and boating, bullshitting with others in a bar, things like that.

I may or may not get something done here today, nothing is so pressing that it has to be done. Well, should boil those eggs so I can take a few on my boat camping trip.

Your kingdom is to damn big and fancy, me thinks you would be happier if you got rid of some of it.

Thursday, 02 August, 2012  
Blogger BBC said...

For some reason my cats refuse to use a litter box, they insist on going outside to do their thing.

Thursday, 02 August, 2012  
Anonymous Morgan said...

For some reason my cats refuse to use a litter box, they insist on going outside to do their thing.

Thursday, 03 January, 2013  

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