Welcome back, Gentle Reader!
We are six days into the new year and four days into rehearsals for A Chorus Line so HELL yeah, it IS happy.
Of course, I have the Christmas cold (the gift that keeps on giving) that was making the rounds but I am happy to report that the only thing that is hanging around is that doggone cough. Ugh! However, I shan’t let that dampen my spirit.
Since it is the new year, I keep seeing all the “New Year, New Me” campaigns. Do you participate in the whole resolution ritual, Dear Reader? I used to, but many years ago I realized that I didn’t have to wait until the year began again to change a habit that I had that wasn’t beneficial to me. With every sunrise, I could take a chance to make a change, so I have 365 chances each year. This idea hit me in the face like a director threw a wire bound conductor’s score at me. The great thing about this revelation was that it dawned on me that self reflection should happen every day.
So I try and it has helped me quite a bit. Now the one thing that I can’t get it to help with is my time management. LOL! I think the bouncing between two jobs and shows (I have so much fun doing those that I can’t call them jobs) takes up a few hours out of my day. Easily two and a half to three hours. I have tried to use day planners and smartphone apps, but they don’t seem to work for me. For shows, I just assume that I am called to be at rehearsal every day, but then the stage managers often send out emails clarifying rehearsal details. Talk about a life saver! LOL!
Anyway… at the end of August, I came across something called bullet journaling. I began to look at everything about this subject. The end of November came along and I began my journal in December. I have found that I love it! The reason why is because it is all blank pages that I design myself. So I get to be creative and draw all over that bad boy. Granted, Gentle Reader, it isn’t great drawing that I do, but I get to do all the formatting and doodling so I find it a lot of fun and didn’t realize how much time I spend “playing” with it. Getting my left and right brains to make friends has been a chore, but they are becoming acquaintances.
I have found it so useful. Now I have a better grasp on my time. It isn’t perfect, but it is better and it is a start.
So as an ever evolving super curious person, I love being able to change my habits whenever I want, without the idea that the only time I can do it is at the beginning of a new calendar.
How do you keep track of your busy life? Can you keep it all in your head? (I am totally jealous, if you can do that) Have you tried bullet journaling? Let me know in the comments below, Dear Reader.
Until next time…