Tangled up in Tech

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PUT DOWN THE TECH PICK UP YOUR PAINT

I find myself struggling to find time to do the stuff that brings me joy. Days are filled with job, cooking food, cleaning, walking dogs. By the time everything that HAS to be done is done, there is little to no time to do the things I love. I barely have time to play in my art journal let alone pull out an actual canvas and paint. Admittedly I spend way to much time on social media, and lately, binge watching Netflix series ( I am addicted to Chef’s Table).

The winter BLAHS are getting to me. I have been feeling exhausted lately. Totally uninspired. This could have something to do with the winter grey days and general lack of sunshine and outdoor time. It is also because I haven’t been doing the things that feed my soul. I am thinking I need to figure out a schedule that works better for me. I hate following a schedule, like REALLY dislike it. I have never been able to follow one because I get so bored doing the same thing at the same time every day the same BLAH! However, I am going to attempt to make one that works for me. I have a great planner I need to utilize.

I have to figure out a way to fit it all in, the stuff I have to do like job, housework, taking care of pets. The stuff I need to do like exercise, meditate, eat healthy. The stuff I want to do like paint and practice art techniques, write, and photograph nature. Plus make time for fun adventures. I am bring a notepad to work today to make lists of all the things that need to be done then I will come up with a daily chore list. My goal is to make it so all the have to do work is done during the work week so that my weekends all totally free to do whatever I want. GAH, my little self is throwing a tantrum at the thought of a chore list! Yuck! BORRRRING adulting stuff. Why cant I just play with my paints and art stuff all day?!

So anyways, this is where my head is at today. Gotta find a way to balance work and play. Wish me luck. Any advice on what works for you is appreciated.

 

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5 thoughts on “Tangled up in Tech

      1. Me too, D. I’ve been trying for over two years to find the balance between the joy I find in communicating with my friends and my innate need for solitary pursuits.

        Spending time in deliberate silence really helped me clarify what I actually need and what has merely been distraction.

        I hope you find the balance you seek, my friend.

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  1. I have been going through similar struggles (though I don’t spend any time on Netflix — I’ve been reading mindless novels instead. I just ordered a Passion Planner -http://www.passionplanner.com/what-is-it/. I haven’t received it yet, but I am excited to have something that can help define my passions and allow me to GET TO THEM!! I wish I had more to offer … just know you’re not alone. I don’t think I could make it through the winters without my mega doses of Vitamin D. 😉

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    1. I have the passion planner too! I love it but like i said need to utilize it better. Mega doses of Vitamin D does help with the winter blahs, when i remember to take it… (Reminder to put taking vitamins on the schedule) haha Thanks Dana for your friendship and hand to hold in the dark. I am doing okay really. It just seems like i am always busy but nothing ever gets done… Gotta figure that problem out and whip it…whip it good 😁

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