Time management > Content management, Culture >
I use a "death" model to organize my content.
Projects and individual items have a life cycle from birth and life, to death and interment. There is also well-defined horror-fantasy terminology for "undeath".
maybe more will be written, but this seems to be good for now.
There are a lot of people who have been key, at least in hindsight, to my development.
I haven't really thought about populating this topic, but at a glance..
Projects > Time management >
You are chained to things that make you unproductive. Unproductive not only in terms of your responsibilities but also your desires. They are a strain not only on your time but also on your peace of mind.
Unplugging targets a wide number of associated things, freeing up time and considerations to be put toward things which are specifically-desired. Instead of effort being put toward problems, passion is put toward desires.
This action is meant to take the whole day, and be regularly repeated. It is meant to be a defined branch of time management and a fundamental philosophy.
The right way to go about all of this would be to print this off. Better yet, write it all out by hand; make it yours.
This original concept was written quite differently: Unplugging--2007-05-27
A set of exercises created by practicing psychology clinicians and academics, demonstrated to improve lives.
People who spend time writing carefully about themselves become happier, less anxious and depressed and physically healthier. They become more productive, persistent and engaged in life. This is because thinking about where you came from, who you are and where you are going helps you chart a simpler and more rewarding path through life.
People comment on old content as though its producer still holds a position. Hell, they comment as though its producer still remembers the content.
This is especially true for those who themselves don't create content. There are many differences between content creators and consumers which make them understand and react to things quite differently.
It was Aug 2009 when I wrote I've put in my 10,000 hours. Rather than updating that post, I'll save it for history and completely rewrite it.
A long time ago, Malcolm Gladwell was on The Hour, and he talked about his "10,000-Hour Rule" from his book Outliers. When I saw that interview, I realized I've put in my 10,000 hours on a couple of topics now.
However, when I now think back on it, I see a big difference between the "expertise" 10,000 hours of intuitive interest, versus 10,000 hours of practice with a learned skill.
Projects > Food > Soylent >
Some notes on how I prepare and eat Soylent.
I haven't experimented with Soylent flavouring for my own use.
Inspired by reading Stuart Vyse's The Kindness of a Stranger, I'll also tell my briefer story of feinting.
Projects > Adulting > People >
Good time management is an incredible stress-reducer.
I think I've been able to bring my various experiences to a time management system which works for me.
I have a particular set of skills.
Ok, talents. I can find things. It's part of a set of talents, some of which I've developed into a keen, somewhat chipped but nonetheless sharp edge.
I've posted on this somewhere before, but.. uh.. apparently I'm some sort of hypocrite and don't research through my own content the way I do for other stuff. I guess I don't like me enough.