Today I realised one thing and I would like to share it with you. As you might know, for a long time I have been trying my best to find my organised self. And oh boy, was it a bumpy road… Trying different types of planning, reading countless articles, and watching millions of youtube videos on the topic and the results are the same: failure. Nothing seems to work for me. But here is the thing, no matter what kind of planning I decided to try, I’ve never given it a thought. I just simply threw all the tasks, every single thing I need to do in my new system and got it running. Although it might seem like a good way (action is better than thinking about the action), my planning hasn’t got any structure and logic to it.
Today, I have been thinking about some ways to keep myself busy at work. As I can’t use my phone, I keep finding myself being bored quite a lot and my time just stops there. So I analysed what I am doing and how I would manage to get myself busy whenever I had a free while in my station and that’s when it hit me. My tasks also can be divided into tasks which require my full focus, but usually, there is some waiting included, like when my editing program processes my files for smooth work or when my video is uploading. Taking into account that my current computer isn’t the first generation model, sometimes it takes hours. And I am finding myself starting at my screen at that time. Feeling like I am wasting valuable minutes of my day. And getting more and more behind. Of course, I know that I will not get a noble price for my realisation, but I am not intending to.
I hope that with this knowledge, I will be able to get much more done during the day and as a result, my to-do list will be becoming empty at the end of each (or almost every day). Of course, I have a lot of things to make up, and one more task which is to re-organise my list, but I also understand that getting organised is rather a marathon than a sprint. And running a marathon start with preparation. As better prepared you are, as easier your run is going to be.
So let me prepare myself for my marathon. And I’ll see you in my next post.