A Good Standard of Living




Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business
and to work with your hands, just as we told you, so that your daily life
may win the respect of outsiders and so that you will not be dependent on anybody.

1 Thessalonians 4:11-12

Friday, April 29, 2016

A Waste of Time

I came across something today that I hadn’t heard about before called ‘Bullet Journaling’.  I gathered that it is something rather trendy right now.  I think it was pioneered by someone named  Ryder Carroll.  Apparently it’s pretty popular in some circles and I suppose if you have endless hours to doodle and dabble in this method of organizing your life, more power to you.  Even though this is a fairly new method it just seems so archaic in the way it’s applied. 

 

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I guess what I’m getting at here is that it seems like a bigger waste of time trying to organize your time with some of these methods,  when all that’s really needed is a simple journal or calendar and a whole  lot of FOCUS and SELF DISCIPLINE

For example, how much time do you spend on Pinterest, pinning all the  stuff that you want to cook, or try, or make, or whatever it is, and you never actually put any of it to use?  How much time do you spend on Facebook or other social media, when you could be working on your budget, planning meals or getting things done around the house?  It’s ok to spend a little time just browsing around without any particular goal or reason, but have you actually calculated  how much time you’re being robbed of?  Productive time?  How much could you have gotten done with the time you’ve spent looking for things to do?

I am definitely a list maker and a planner.  I have a written budget, a holiday planner, a master list of all the projects that need done around the house, a list of things I need to buy, like tools, etc., but they’re simple lists that don’t require a lot of time and upkeep. 

I have been totally guilty of wasting countless hours online, doing absolutely nothing and getting absolutely nothing done.  Fortunately, I became aware of it and have taken steps to use my time more wisely.

So, that said….I’m going to get off of here and get busy!  The weather has me on a three day weekend, and I plan to take advantage of it!

~Deb

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