Everyday NhanSense – Day 69

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Everyday NhanSense: Each day, I will blog about something that comes to mind. My goal is to practice writing about my hobbies, my interests, my opinions and so forth.

Day 69’s Topic: Structuring for success.
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When I first moved here to this new town, I had two main priorities.

1) Find a place to live. I in fact achieved this thanks to the help of some great friends. I couldn’t ask for a better living situation and deal than what I have, especially when getting on my feet is what I am after in the meantime.

2) Find a job. This took two months, and I went through another burst of depression while searching for work, but then things got better again once I found a job I really liked. So overall, this priority has been taken care of and then some.

With that said, both of these things have left me wondering about a certain thing that has been quite elusive for me, which is just structuring my time better for success.

I am well aware I live a decently busy life at the moment, but I know I am not maximizing every minute of precious time to make the most of it. Basically, I want to make sure I use my time wisely, and there are days I feel like I just wake up, go to work and then come home to sleep so I can repeat the process the next day again.

Nothing wrong with this per se, but I think I could do better.

And to do so, I will just need to structure my time with more precision while being disciplined enough to follow through with everything.

For instance, I think if I schedule myself to run an errand for the day, I should indeed run the errand. Better yet, I should probably designate a certain time in doing so. For now, I find myself always basing my day’s schedule on inklings and things I should be doing, and I more or less can get around to them in most cases.

I scrape by with my daily plans, but I know it’s not efficient. If anything, it’s just a tad sloppy to be anything ideal.

But how do I fix such an issue?

I have tried various strategies in the past. I have attempted to plan out my day down to the minute, and this was quickly abandoned after the first day. It’s just too tedious. I am not that conscious of time, either.

Five minutes to me doesn’t feel like five minutes … Well, at least, I just mean like … I am not that keen on what every second feels like. As a result, my activities throughout the day can be scattered around, and I often do things on the fly with little thought or consideration to any previous schedule.

Rightfully so, sometimes, and I do mean sometimes, it’s just more enjoyable to do things on a whim. Things just happen, but then I feel like I am just living day-to-day without enough purpose to make each day count.

What should I do?

Personally, I am leaning toward making more daily “goals” and trying harder to achieve them.

Oh well. I have to try. Otherwise, I am wasting time.

“Get good. Be better.” – Nhan Fiction


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