A solid routine fosters a well-worn groove for one’s mental energies and helps stave off the tyranny of moods. – Mason Currey
The workplace and the home are two places we spend the most time…but these are two places where we feel creativity is “out of place”.
Why would this be?
Not only is it becoming easier, but it is also becoming more rewarded as well.
You only need to remember how your social media news feeds were after the 2016 election.
I have never seen so many people become “political analysts”.
Keep in mind that these were people who had no interest in or even knowledge of politics before Election Night.
A good amount of these people probably didn’t even vote.
As the world becomes “sterilized”, this behavior will become even more commonplace. It sounds like it’s no big deal, but trust me:
As Joe Biden said, It’s a big fucking deal.
For the most prosperous nation on earth with rising quality of living indexes across the board, that’s a piss poor rating. Why the fuck isn’t everyone happy?
Here’s why: happiness goes where attention flows.
The quality of your attention will determine the joy you get out of life. Period.
I wrote this in response to a post from David at How to Beast. It’s a great post but I’m going to give it my own slant.
First, I want you to admit that you have a problem.
It’s ok. I had this problem myself for many years.
“What’s the problem?” I’ll tell you what it is:
You cannot buy more of what you have, you can only spend it (or waste it).
There’s a ton of time management systems out there teaching you how to make the most of your time. A lot of them repeat the same things we’ve been told as kids.
You don’t need to be told these things.
You already know what to do to maximize your time. Whether or not you’ll do them…. that’s the real question.
I’m not going to add to the looooooooong list of time management techniques out there. I’ve already made a post about my view on time management.
Instead, I’m going to ask you to think about time management and its various techniques another way.
Your neighbor lives in a great house. He has an awesome significant other. He takes amazing vacations. He has all the (outward) trappings of a killer life.
Shit. He’s more jacked than you.
He regularly exercises.
He blazes through a metric ton of books.
He even has a better golf swing!
What the hell is going on? Why is he better at you in almost every conceivable way? He doesn’t seem to have one flaw!
You can’t find the reason for his success. You’ve known him for years. He comes from an “average” household. He had an “average” life. He even went to an “average” school.
What???? What’s the difference? You go mad trying to figure it out.
This guy is purely a character I pulled out of my ass, but the reality isn’t that far off.
Luckily, you don’t have to go far to find the answer. It’s a lot closer than you think. So close that, frankly…it IS what you think with.
Those words are cringeworthy to some, money in the bank to others, and twitch-inducing to many.
Self-help and self-development have been getting roasted in the public sphere for many decades…but the numbers don’t lie – it’s a 9.6 billion dollar industry. Yes, 9.6 BILLION. Andddddddd that number is getting bigger by the day. So, it ain’t going nowhere.
One of them is the myth about “Bigfoot” (he might be real, ya never know!).
Another myth is the infamous “Harvard goal study”.
(The above is a slightly shameless plug for my recent post on the best way to set goals *wink wink*)
But you know the most deadly myth of them all?
I’ve been told this tooooo many times to count and I’m sure you have too.
I wanna spill the beans on something real quick before we go on, though….