Most of my time is spent at work. When I’m not at work I’m catching up on house chores, yard work, and getting in some exercise. After everything is done and the dust has settled I’ll have dinner with the kids and spend time with them. I really don’t go out and party much, so I’m pretty boring in that aspect.
i guess i lose alot of time pushing things to a later day … am now learning the 4Ds strategy
Do it - Urgent and Important
Delegate - Important but not really urgent
Delay it - not Urgent and not really important
Dump it - if it’s of no value, don’t give it much of a thought.
enjoying the B90X
Day 5 – Eliminate Waste
You caught me on this one Peter!
I could be a poster boy for wasting time.
These are the things I need to clean up:
• Reading too many emails
• Watching TV excessively
• Listening to bad/fake news
• Staying up to late
• Sleeping too late
• Decision-making (IOW indecision)
• Video solitaire
• Overall, general, procrastination
Also I thought about “ things I should be doing that would eliminate waste” if I would just do them. They are:
• Set goals
• Schedule my time/activities
• Weekly review of what was accomplished
Accountability – it’s probably why I waste so much time as I am retired and not accountable to anyone. I am aware of this challenge and have already started working my way out of it.
Checking off on Day 5.
I work long days as a millwright that focuses in wind turbine mechanical systems. Every opportunity I have at work I am usually reading about cryptocurrency. I am a travel tech so that means being away from my family (fiance and children), even though it’s hard at times being away, it gives me a great opportunity to focus my time to learning cryptocurrency. When I’m not speaking to my family, I am researching and learning. I find lately even when I say I will give myself a break from everything and watch a movie, I still cannot make it through without stopping and reading something else on Altcoins or coming here to read up on different post. I am fully dedicated and I am proud to be.
I waste time and money smoking weed and being lazy. I know that being successful is hard work. I know I have to change that. I need to be organized and focused on my goals. Let go to the Moon of success!!! One BTC!
This one will be pretty easy for me. But I will have to reevaluate from time to time. Recently I already went through a housecleaning of my personal time. Facebook is nothing more than a glorified address book of acquaintances. Everything else is just noise so I cut it out. Twitter is a bunch of trolls trolling each other. I just turn that crap off.
I have a wife, 3 Kids, 2 Dogs,2 Cats, a whole bunch of fish and some tadpoles in my house I don’t have a lot of time to spare. 4-H, band, chorus, theater, gardening, softball. And now that I’m researching and digging in deep on the cryptocurrency thing, oh boy.
I had to put my guitar down for a little while I can come back to that later once things are going better.
I can’t say televisions a hundred percent cut out, as I am watching decentralized TV, but other than that in a few other educational matters it’s gone. While eating lunch, I’m studying.
If it was not for the fact that I have already eliminated a lot of waist, I would not be able stepping into the crypto scene. And this post would have never happened.
This is a tough one for me as I have cut out a lot of stuff. So I used to have facebook, got rid of it. Went to Instagram… was better… but wasted too much of my life on it. Don’t use it, kind of went to reddit, barely use it… Now I have the pub and discord. I wouldn’t call the pub a waste, I do find myself constantly reading though which leads to distractions at work. It’s a double edged sword. Knowledge of a topic, which is towards my goal. However, at work can cause me to fix cars slower and not make as many hours because “I just want to look at what blah blah blah”
Financially… maybe eating out which will happen a lot less when I have finally moved into my house. Have managed to lower bills, not buy things on Amazon because I like it, etc. A good rule I had was wait 30 days, if I still wanted it, then I would buy it. I don’t drink Monsters, sodas, etc unless I feel I have earned one. No Starbucks, unless I kind of decide that once in a year I want it.
As far as keeping me accountable, I will ask my friend next to me at work, to make sure I stay active. This has been improved since I bought a headset and can play video and just listen to things, but I still read, etc on the computer/phone.
I used to waste a couple hours in the afternoons as soon as i got home from work. Since i started timeboxing i now box 30 for rest and social media (The Pub) then i have other boxes to get to work on and the one that has really helped allot is to take 15 and get everything ready and laid out for the next days work.
one of the biggest waste is facebook i cant wait to delete it and transfer all my photography and video stuff to yen
I need to eliminate waste which is myself distracting image.
That’s my biggest problem, that one cost me the most of my energy and have the biggest repercussion on my life.
How I’m projecting myself always had the biggest impact on my work ethic, planning and life.
That’s my waste!
I just finished a book about minimalism. It’s the perfect way for me to eliminate waste. Check out the book here: https://www.theminimalists.com/books/.
My wife is also reading the book. So we motivate each other for a while now.
Trying to figure out financial waste to go Quartermaster.
Cut out hanging out with unproductive friends.
Don’t play video games and don’t watch tv.
Not working hard enough though with time freed though.
I cancelled my cinema pass this week to become a Cryptonaut. It’s feels great.
Since starting B90X originally, I thought I was doing good on waist, and I was. A lot of frivolous actions were cut out of my life, but one day I tried to put something down on my night stand and had to move something out of the way, and when I moved that, I had to move something else out of the way. Then I stepped back and took in the whole scene.
There is a saying that a person with a cluttered space also has a cluttered mind. I have seen this to be true in others so I expect this to be true in myself.
So, the night stand and dresser, were completely cleaned off and every item was checked off as keeper, seller (Yard Sale), or trash.
As I was putting keepers away (some in my closet)… had to clean out closet in same manner.
Now my personal space is set up spartan.
Now, me and my wife do yard sales for extra cash. we actually go to auctions to get stuff to sell. Some of that bitcoin that I have been getting came from grinding the yard sale. but the garage that we store stuff in has become a total cluster fuck. So, the garage has been cleaned out in the same manner.
After all is said and done the clutter of the mind has been relieved by the elimination of clutter in the physical universe.
I am a big fan of minimalism
This may be the one of the toughest one for me, this and the relationships one… I feel I’ve done a decent job, I definitely hang out with my friends way less but probably more than I should. I like to have too many ‘side projects’ at a time, need to actually finish them off before adding new ones. I like the idea of de-cluttering, my space it is definitely over do. It is amazing how centered you feel when everything is clean and all the junk is sold, thrown away, or put away.
Same here. I love the mindset. And it makes life easier for me and my wife.
I’m looking forward to adding more structure to my day. With no 9-5 job I often wonder if I am using my time efficiently. I think most of my time goes to Crypto’s… I’m looking forward to keeping track of where my time goes and making any necessary adjustments to be better aligned with my goals.
Honestly, finding someone IRL to help keep me accountable is challenging… however, I’m certain it will be rewarding. Thanks for another good day at the Pub!
See you tomorrow! (with more structure)
Dude, You are like a human aggregator… Your 9-5 is crypto and so are the other hours. I would say you are using your time efficiently. If people are wondering what I’m speaking of, they should join your server.