I often find myself having issues managing time. Even if I start my day with a clear mind, I usually get dragged to things that consume my time and are not necessarily productive to me.
Sometimes, I put effort on things that I judge to be necessary to my future then I end up sucked up by these things, to the point that I can hardly stop, or feel that I'm in a race with the clock and should do as much as I can on that day.
Whereas, my consciousness tells me that I should do just enough a day, and stop, and wait for the next day.
I guess it is my bodily drive that get's too excited and attached to such and such thing and that doesn't let me make the sound decision of just letting go what I'm doing, to do something else that is another type of productive.
The broad term for this issue is probably "Bad time management", so have you had issues like this ? How do you view such issue ? And what do you think is the appropriate mindset to face it ?
I think this is a very common feeling and issue. It can help to write down everything you want to do or have to do, particularly the tasks which will be done when they are done. On a seperate list you can write long term goals and more vague goals that will remain subconscious mainly. Finally you can also list habits you want to try to gradually gravitate towards such as exercise and whatever but you should write these in a relatively detailed way.
For those things which seem to eat your time, you may wish to look at them again and excuse them through finding justifications for them and turn them into more benefit. For example, when I watch movies I am also paying a great deal of attention to the elements in them for my own work and otherwise deriving pleasure or some or many benefits from them.
You have a few hours a day, you should calculate how many hours you have when well rested and do not think sleeping and dreaming is a waste of time, it is extremely important, half of life or more is spent in resting and dreaming and those who are disturbed in this are increasingly agitated and even less productive or capable during the waking period as they are still recooperating while awake.
Put your three notes or lists on a wall that remains visible but do not become stressed about them. If you casually work towards them you will be able to check off and minimize each one by one and develop the necessary habits as long as you keep very gradually moving while aimed in that direction.
After figuring out how many hours you really have, and including your bathroom estimates and showers or whatever else. You can alot a short series of times for whatever you deem more important, and time for the entertainment materials but with cut offs that are reasonable and do not rush you since the point is not to stress yourself but also not to just stay at a thing too long in order to do more or complete it.
Some of the most effective workers and artists fragment their times and days, sometimes even taking extra naps, they find that being able to break up activities and frequently switch tasks can lead to more overall productivity and successful completions with less burn out. Don't be hard on yourself, accept ease and easy approaches when able. The goal of life should be reducind trouble and anxiety and increasing health, success, and most importantly ease and comfort. Not what other people say or pressure you with. A good life is one filled with appreciation for every little thing, sucking out and savoring every bite and gaining more value out of it. To rush and fuss is to enjoy nothing and everything becomes a waste. It is not about those flashed moments we call the Ends or Goal but the Means and for the Means and Journey to be made filled with all goodness and badness and pain minimized where possible.
Aviel: Immanuel, Thank You very much for the work you do. Thank you for your insight, IM SINCERELY THANKFUL! There are people to whom your work is very important, and I can and will raise my hand for being one of them.
Jul 31, 2017 10:29:55 GMT
Immanuel: You are welcome, hansolo. It is for your sake that I am doing it primarily, but I am also a bit curious myself regarding the underlying lore. Persistent research and critical thinking has led to a great breakthrough.
Aug 13, 2017 19:08:46 GMT
nullandvoid: Wondering what a future with only non-dualistic people would be like?
Jan 28, 2018 14:53:12 GMT
Immanuel: Symbiotic existence, like a permanent telepathic coexistence. This is why humans are placed to learn to coexist on Earth on a very basic level and even with marriages, in order to be ready for a greater union by developing from there.
Feb 2, 2018 21:32:19 GMT
Immanuel: Our challenge here is Homo sapiens' self-preservation and other instinctive drives/motivations, which makes people think in "dualistic" ways.
Feb 2, 2018 21:34:12 GMT
hftwo: Immanuel do you believe that You will be able to do "Godly" things during this Immanuel-life-time? Because I do think if Jesus said that you will. e able to do these things and even greater! But logically thinking to get Godlike powers...
Oct 4, 2018 10:48:45 GMT
hftwo: ... one needs to become perfect /totally complete as a being. I do not count on my self, because it seems like the sex commandment is something that I usually break.
Oct 4, 2018 10:49:35 GMT
hftwo: How can I count myself as a perfect being if I cannot control the reproduction urges of the body?
Oct 4, 2018 10:50:10 GMT
hftwo: But at the same time, I do not want to be a human any longer, I do not want to be weak any longer.
Oct 4, 2018 10:50:49 GMT
cerulean: learning to live each day as the last i.e giving our best at each moment, not allowing for sloppiness in thinking and doing, not even for a second. Not allowing the postponing of what should be done
Oct 10, 2018 18:51:29 GMT
cerulean: We should learn to do that, and then all other things will be easier. By adopting a way of being instead of just focusing on abolishing those apparent wrong acts such as masturbation.
Oct 10, 2018 18:55:42 GMT
Immanuel: I might seem to prescribe impossible goals, but I also say that we do reside in a creature which is an animal and you will not be rid of its functionality without killing it and the creature as an animal has needs which are inevitable.
Nov 4, 2018 21:01:04 GMT
Immanuel: What the "Ten Commandments" counteract is the enslaving effects of the body. Furthermore, I am still not convinced about what the seventh command says as it probably says "unnecessary sex". Jesus gave a recommendation of not even looking upon a woman.
Nov 4, 2018 21:05:37 GMT
Immanuel: Jesus' word of not even looking upon a woman (or man) suits that of no unnecessary sex. It is about that sexual trigger in the mind which is spoke of. Pay attention to that translators usually add "other" within parentheses, meaning it is about ANY woman.
Nov 4, 2018 21:11:06 GMT
Immanuel: "but I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart. Matthew 5:28 NASB
Nov 4, 2018 21:17:55 GMT
cerulean: Right, so one should probably adopt an entire way of living, instead of focusing on one thing, because many other things can lead to that one thing you are trying to keep away from.
Nov 5, 2018 12:44:38 GMT
Immanuel: Yes, this is about a way of living rather than a dumb set of rules. People have incorrectly referred to the so-called 'Ten Commandments' as laws to uphold for the sake of worship, but this is wrong. They are guidelines in order to maintain a conscious lif
Nov 5, 2018 18:38:31 GMT
Immanuel: Unfortunately the first lines of the Commandments were distorted so badly it looks like they sanction religious worship. While they seem to promote relinquishing the mind, the truth is they that say the straight opposite.
Nov 5, 2018 18:43:25 GMT
hftwo: Just "Be" is that simple
Jan 11, 2019 12:54:40 GMT
hftwo: You have everything You need, You have Yourself, or is it?
Jan 11, 2019 12:55:25 GMT