Getting Myself Organized

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Hi, Friends! I've been around but not active - but that is about to change - as I've been testing out my new "big girl" schedule and slowly adding new things to my day. I'm going to share what I've been doing to organize myself.

Firstly, I just wanted to let you know that I posted this on Whaleshares first but have modified this post for Steemit.

Getting Organized

There was a point in time when I thought I could do everything and it was a harsh reality and pretty devastating when I realized I simply cannot do everything... or so I thought! Part of my struggle has been organizing myself, but more importantly, prioritizing.

Meredith Loughran blogs on Whaleshares and Steemit, merej99, #WritingCommunity
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Putting things in priority order has really been the key and now I've gotten into the habit of asking questions

Does it pay the bills?

  • If NO, put the task lower on the priority list
  • If YES, add it to the MUST DO list every day

Is it an obligation?

  • I give certain obligations space in my day because it's not just me that relies on checking in or troubleshooting. This includes being accountable for maintaining my witness obligations on Whaleshares in managing @lexiwitness and maintaining the witness server for @apostrophe.

Passion Project or Plodding Along?

  • Passion projects are a means to a way. They get higher priority because in the more grand scheme these are the tasks necessary to get to a larger goal - which - with luck and hard work will get top priority when it starts to pay the bills.
  • Plodding along projects are things like - I hate to say it - blogging on Whaleshares and Steemit. When STEEM and WLS has more value then my blogging will rise higher in the priority list. That being said, if I've done everything higher on the list and I've got time, energy and any creativity left, I'll hop on every chance I get! I have missed my Steemit home and will be contributing more.

What About Me Time?

Even though this isn't technically high on the priority list, it is actually very high on my list and I've become quite protective of my personal time. This is the time in the evening when dinner is cooked, kitchen is cleaned up, main computer is off and I can do what I want. This is the time that I spend reading or writing, play mindless games, watch TV, or do a little Twitter trolling.

I don't check on work stuff and I'm not checking my phone or messaging apps unless it's my kids.

A sense of accomplishment

Being on a schedule for the past couple of weeks has actually been nice. I feel focused rather than blindly plodding along and doing things that are in front of me. It's helped me be more efficient and rested because I'm not giving so much head space to everything.

Gradually adding on

I did not start on New Year's Day with brand new resolutions because I knew that I was working on getting myself organized. Now that I've got a good foundation, I feel comfortable adding things to that schedule.

Meredith Loughran blogs on Whaleshares and Steemit, merej99, #WritingCommunity
Messy morning look and I don't care.

A healthier attitude

I made a commitment to myself and one of the obligations I've made is eating healthier and exercising. I've been putting it off for far too long and, as my father used to say, "It's time to shit or get off the pot."

I've come to the conclusion that complaining about my weight and absence of core muscles doing nothing about it gets me absolutely nowhere. If it's within my ability and strength to feel better then it's time to stop complaining and be a woman of action. My goal is to log my daily journey because I really need help from my online support system to hold me accountable.

I'm still on the fence about using the Actifit app. I'd like to hear your thoughts and experiences with it.

Do small, achievable goals every day
to accomplish the big dreams

. . .

I feel so grown up! 😆

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Good to see you again! I feel a bit bad I haven’t been active on whaleshares, I’d like to support it but I since I’m supported here with a few big upvotes and have an equal or greater amount of friends here it always seems to take priority.

I really wanna see whaleshares get on some bigger exchanges someday, is that possible? What’s going on there. The system is a bit strange for me now but it seems eos has...uh...been inspired by whaleshares. The voice token seems to describe whaleshares pretty well.

Hope to stay in touch!

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Don't feel bad about not being so active on Whaleshares. I need to actually take some time to dive in and see what the activity is really like. We're getting a trickle of new accounts signing on but the apostrophe pod has a good amount of steady writers who contribute on the 99-word daily writing challenge.

Of course, we would love to see you back! It's well over time to do another crazy beer challenge or something! LOL

I know there have been discussions about getting WLS listed on other exchanges but that takes some centralized coordination and some money. LOL

No idea about EOS though. I haven't bothered looking at it for a while after my beast tokens put my CPU in negative so I stopped using that altogether. But if you've got a link to the voice token information, I'd love to take a look.

Nice to see you again. I like the messy morning look! :)

It's good to make a plan and then take action. Sounds like you have made good plans and I'm sure the actions you take will yield good results!

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Thanks, @kenny-crane - I'm glad to see you still active here <3
I've never been really good with New Year resolutions but making a small change, getting used to it and then adding more to the day has been working for me. How've you been?

Welcome back to a Happy New Year

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Thanks @ace108
Happy New Year to you too.
Hope all has been well?

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You're welcome.
Have been a busy few months but all good.

Good to see you back here :)

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Hi Karen. I'm glad to be back. Trying to stay consistent (it's a goal.)
Happy New Year! How have you been?

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Happy New Year :)
I had a bad year last year, hoping 2020 is more positive for me :)

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Oh no! I'm sorry to hear about that.
Well, I hope 2020 brings new beginnings, accomplished goals, blessings, and good things.

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Thank you
And the same to you :)