Monday, October 13, 2008

Trying to Do Less, and Enjoy More!

I use Google Reader (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Reader) to keep up with many, many blogs. A lot of them I just can't keep up with. This morning I was trying to get caught up on them, and came across this one:

http://calnewport.com/blog/2008/03/11/the-radical-simplicity-manifesto-doing-less-and-living-more-at-college/

It's a website mainly for students. I'm a part time student, but I think this kind of blog is good for everyone.

Basically it says I need to not sign up for so many projects and events. I agree because I have almost every weekend for the next month booked solid.

*I am taking Calculus II online (thank God it's only one class this semester). I have an Exam this weekend. I need to study at least 2 hours every day.

*I have a contract job that will take between 20 - 30 hours per week, depending on when I can squeeze it into my schedule. I need to work on it every day.

*Chris' birthday is this week, and his party this weekend. I still need to get his gifts together.

*I'm helping host the HRD Awards Ceremony this weekend.

*We're going to San Antonio the next weekend to watch the Bosses play.

*We're going to Seattle for WFTDA Nationals in November.

I want to reduce the amount of stress and feelings of being a loser because I just can't get it all done. I am in a book club, that only meets once a month... that is great. That is doable. Everything else seems to need RIGHT NOW all the time!

I want to join NaNoWriMo in November. I want to finish all the contract jobs so I will have more money to put towards buying a house next year. I want to start a craft club (once a month maybe?? I'd love more but don't think I can force it in). I want to spend more time with my family, my friends, my pets, and my boyfriend (not in that order).

I'm going to re-read that blog and try to give myself some breathing room in the next month, and hopefully next year I'll have a much better schedule.

1 comment:

Catazon said...

Whoa, I was getting stressed just from reading all that. A craft club sounds like a lot more fun than a book club! If you ever get around to it, keep me in the loop.