Time-management

Timers are the most useful tools…

The practice of wellness is being in a flow state. Where you aren’t conscious of your individuality and the stark separation. We often think we’re conscious all the time but the only parts you remember are when you are conscious. Part of flow state is that you don’t remember what happened. It’s a space where you space out, where you aren’t engaged. And you can’t remember what you aren’t noticing usually. When you snap back, you become self-aware. And then you say “Why am I not being productive?” And then you choose. And then either do something or back into flow state.

States of Flow

  • Unconsciousness
  • Consciousness
  • Conclusions about what is so
  • Change behavior (to go back into flow state)

“We become self aware through noticing, then we choose what we’re going to do, and then we eventually return to flow.”

We become self aware through noticing, then we choose what we’re going to do, and then we eventually return to flow. Buddha considered acceptance to be the key to enlightenment.

Jesus brought the concept of forgiveness. What’s useful about it, to be alright and that slate cleaning experience of “What am I going to be now?” with a release of the past.

Forgiveness, or acceptance, helps you say:

“Alright, this is what is happening. Okay. What am I going to do about it?”

“Forgiveness is not an occasional act. Forgiveness is a constant attitude.” – MLK

The thing for me that is a challenge is carrying the blame and the upset with me. Compassion, acceptance, forgiveness creates a space in me. There’s an awareness state and a flow state. The awareness state is often a hard whipping voice. “You haven’t taken out the trash and you were late to the appointment. What is uncommon is being aware and having a clean state. Where we are aware but it is an empty space and it has the clear goodness of the flow state but we can still be aware and active. Different voices, listening to them, acknowledging what they are saying. This is meditative practice of wellness.

“How do I get from judgement to slacking off?”

There is a real distinction between conscious slacking and unconscious flow state. If you must judge either, at least acknowledge what being you are attacking within yourself.

First there is flow state, and then awareness of self will arise, and then self judgement soon follows.

Our beings are in a state of flux, between the conscious and the physical. What is the Divine component of that? How divine is defecation?

Who we are to ourselves is, or rather, the awareness of living is:

Transient states of consciousness, engaging through our physical perceptions, and formulating a defined self against our environment —and somewhere therein may lie Divinity. My conscious self can choose to accept that the Divine part of me is shackled to these bones. If I choose to not accept my bones, then I am engaging with my own suicide. I feel the Divine part of me being served when I recognize that it is shackled to my bones.

Wellness is affected by:

  • Use of energy
  • Use of attention
  • Use of time

You can design the threading of these uses in your daily life. Acknowledging the compulsions of the physical and the conscious. What motivates both halves? What is the balance? Where is Divine Wellness?

Bridge your divine and eternal self to your calendar: desktop, online, iPhone, or whatever. Your calendar is a map of your movement around the sun and through the fiction of time.

Hunters best put their attention on an endless variety of inputs every moment, without any cyclical structure at all. Women’s bodies are in cycle with the Moon, and can be tracked through your Google calendar. With agriculture…a somewhat new invention, farmer’s work cycles must be structured and linear, systematised to the seasons and the growth cycles of plants. Modern society demands that we corral our attention in ways that conflict with our bodies natural cycles.

What is “overwhelm” and how to deal with it:
Think of a huge wave, and you are riding to the peak. That is overwhelm. When you feel scared that something will, or is, crashing upon you. But what if you have a surfboard? Self Care is not an unattainable luxury. It’s necessary for you to be your best.

The St. Ignatius daily model for living:
Prima Necesaria: What is necessary to do today?
Dende: What is useful to do today?
Delecta: Pick something, every day, that makes you feel pleasure.

How does this fit your list of 10 things to do today?

Mindset, Methods, Tips & Tools
Keeping motivated when the way is uncertain
Embody your vision & inhabit the world you’re creating
Create personal productivity routines
Create processes where we can help each other out

Defining priorities: Four ways to deal with to-do list overwhelm

Do Not Do
We can just say “Nope, I’m out. Forget it.” This can work, for a surprising amount of time. Until someone knocks. The taxman. The lights go off. There’s no food in the fridge, whatever…
And that’s about the only downside, is that someone is going to come knocking. If you give yourself a space to say “Not happening.” and just be, then that can allow you to go back to “Yup, I’m in” revitalized.

Commitment To Doing
“I said I’d be there at 8 am. So I guess I need to be there.” I think of this as willpower. Which I have very little faith in. It’s not the only tool, but it is a tool.

Setting External Triggers
Get other people involved. When someone shows up, they have an expectation that you are going to perform, and we tend to follow-up on their expectation.

Create A Practice
You do it. There is a habit and an automated doing. You don’t have to choose it, and yet there is no real option of opting out. Examples: brushing your teeth, looking at finances, meditating, etc. The practice of being whole and well. The question is, how many things can the practice bucket hold?

Turning data into actionable information: What is the practice of Wellness?
The conscious place of designing, assessing and redesigning our day intentionally. Those are assessment your cycles. It does not have to take a lot of time.

It’s all in the approach. We could live without any plan, the state will feed us. There are people who live like that. But that is not an intentional way of living.

Two questions that generate a great to do list:
What is the important information in my plan?
How can I use that information?

…the answers to these questions need to be in a digestible form.

Projects vs Practices

If it has a goal, or an end-point, it is a project.
Practices don’t have an end.

You fit projects into practices, one of the practices being “Live an awesome life”.

The essence of time management:
Track the present
Assess the past
Plan the future

…this is impossible to do in a state of flow.

It is an analytical process. It reduces time to a linear process. Time may be a totally fictional thing, but it impacts our lives and we can choose to see the past, the present and the future. To master time, you track and analyze time.

Elements of time management:
Define Topics — exercise, newsletters, articles, etc.
Frame Times cycles — total hours, days of the week, Quarterly, Annual, etc.
Set Triggers — Check-In Calls, texts, whatever breaks you out of flow state.
Track actions — write down what you do and what happens.
Report results — View the past in a digestible format like charts or graphs.
Create a Plan — Set new goals, leveraging your fresh knowledge of the past.

What are the topics for your day? Week? Quarter? Year?

Look at your goals. Break up your goals to find individual components. What are the practices that you want to bring in your life to serve your goals, including, “Have an awesome life!”

Get it all into a calendar.

Discover your personal cycles, and acknowledge what periods in the day work best for different types of activity (Alone, Engaged, Creation, Absorption). Map these natural, internal, cycles, to each day’s plan.

Daily
Wellness (meditation, doing dishes, cooking, making love, etc)
Tasks
Tracking (finances, etc)
Meetings
Work blocks (Alone and creating and working)

Weekly
Have a weekly check in to look at finances, who you need to call, what needs to get done this week, and what got done last week.

Monthly
Have a meeting focused on marketing and finances, And begin planning from there…