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reprioritizing

with the new job and the new energy back in a space of music and teaching, i find that i think i need to reprioritize my time.

at present i spend too much time on what i dub "time-wasting internet". i don't consider checking my friends page or checking out the status of people on fb time wasting because people are a huge prioirty to me. I don't necessarily think that getting good at o2jam or chain factor or prolific are time-wasters *exactly*, but i think that all of that stuff needs to take a back chair to this new energy because i need to get back into creative and performance space that has more relevance.

not that the time-wasters will go away, but i'm going to try to keep a loose "hour quota" and day slots for things i think are important. as in, maybe an hour per day or maybe three hours per two days can be used for time wasters and that's it.

so what takes priority?

obviously the job takes priority, but i'm going to make a conscious effort to be as productive as possible during the allotted time that i have (with some leeway to perhaps needle in some electronic music stuff) so that the hours that i'm not involved in that stuff i can devote to the projects that are important to me.

then there's poker. I want to play at Harrah's at least once a week, and i think the best day for me to do that is on a weekend when there's more likelihood that there's fish at the 1/2 tables. Online play i want to do at least twice a week, maybe three times a week, depending on the session length. These past couple of weeks i've been doing two hour sessions, which is an okay length.

After that, i need to start composing music again. I had a talk with Jenni on the phone today, and we're both going to push for me to write something for her choir for next year's performing season. I'm going to consider it a warm-up piece, not make it too complicated. Secondly, i want to write a piece for edrake, possibly a duet with aaron now that they're both in the same space. Those two pieces are taking prioirty in my head. I'm not sure what will come first.

After that, there's LJ, FB, blogging, and keeping up with people.

We'll start with that - if i try to add too much other stuff, i'll end up shortchanging the stuff i'm trying to commit to, and i don't want to do that.

god damn, i'm tired. i think i'm going to find an igoogle app that can help me organize this, maybe play a few games of prolific, and then go to bed.

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meananie
Sep. 6th, 2008 06:24 pm (UTC)
I wanna play poker. I actually tried to do the time/hour slot thing today and yesterday and I'm really procrastinating - it's not helping me. Hopefully you'll have better luck.
lifeofmendel
Sep. 6th, 2008 07:11 pm (UTC)
i've tried it before with little success. i don't have the personal discipline to do it strictly, but a general guideline and some resolve will do me good with it.

and if it doesn't come to fruition in the fall, that's okay because the fall will be a little crazy for me. i don't have an excuse during the winter or spring, so if i don't kick it into gear then, i'll have to change something about my mentality to be successful.

will probably go out to play poker tonight. fun fun. :)
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