How To Live Your Life Efficiently And Maximize Your Potential To Get Things Done

Aug 22 2018 Published by under Daily Struggles

NOTES FOR EFFICIENT LIVING

 

1. Rise early. Rise a half hour earlier than your normal waking time.
0.1 If you have not already done so, go to bed early the night before. This will ensure you can rise early.
1.1. Having risen early, use this extra morning time efficiently.
1.1.1 As soon as your morning ablutions are over, before you have done anything else, devote 15 minutes to a mindfulness-based stress reduction meditation. This will help carry you through the day.

 

REVISED NOTES FOR EFFICIENT LIVING

 

1a Rise early. Rise a half hour earlier than your normal waking time.
0.1a If you have not already done so, go to bed early the night before. This will ensure you can rise early.
1.1a Having risen early, use this extra morning time efficiently.
1.1.1a As soon as your morning ablutions are over, before you have done anything else, devote 15 minutes to a gentle exercise program. Go out your front door and simply walk for 15 minutes.
1.1..2 Now devote 15 minutes to a mindfulness-based stress reduction meditation. This will help carry you through the day.
 

REVISION TO REVISED NOTES FOR EFFICIENT LIVING

 

1b Rise early. Rise a half hour earlier than your normal waking time.
0.1b If you have not already done so, go to bed early the night before. This will ensure you can rise early.
1.1b Having risen early, use this extra morning time efficiently.
1.1.1b As soon as your morning ablutions are over, before you have done anything else, devote 15 minutes to gentle stretching and other exercises learned from physical therapy. This will help your body recover from over-night stiffening.
1.1.2b Now devote 15 minutes to a gentle exercise program. Go out your front door and simply walk for 15 minutes.
1.1.3 Now devote 15 minutes to mindfulness-based stress reduction meditation. This will help carry you through the day.

 

ADDITIONAL REVISIONS TO REVISED NOTES FOR EFFICIENT LIVING

 

1c. Rise early. Rise an HOUR earlier than your normal waking time.
0.1c If you have not already done so, go to bed early the night before. This will ensure you can rise early.
1.1c Having risen early, use this extra morning time efficiently.
1.1.1c As soon as your morning ablutions are over, before you have done anything else, before you have spoken to anyone or read anything, devote 15 minutes to writing. Establishing this discipline will help you develop your writing muscle.
1.1.2c Now devote 15 minutes to gentle stretching and other exercises learned from physical therapy. This will help your body recover from over-night stiffening.
1.1.3c Now devote 15 minutes to a gentle exercise program. Go out your front door and simply walk for 15 minutes.
1.1.4c Now devote 15 minutes to mindfulness-based stress reduction meditation. This will help carry you through the day.

 

FURTHER REVISIONS TO REVISED NOTES FOR EFFICIENT LIVING

 

1d. Rise a goddam hour earlier than any normal person should.
0.1d Would have been nice if had gotten some good sleep last night but no. Cat puked in middle of the night.
1.1d Having risen early, curse last night's failure to pre-set the coffee maker. Make coffee.
1.1.1d Brush teeth, splash water on face. Remember that credit card payment is due TODAY. Also, plumber is likely to arrive around 8 a.m.
1.1.1d Open laptop, pay credit card. Allow yourself 15 minutes on Facebook. One hour later, accept verdict of Becoming A Writer author Dorothea Brande that perhaps you don't really want to be a writer, you poser.
1.1.2d There's no way you can get through all the exercises of five different bouts of physical therapy in 15 minutes. Why even try?
1.1.3d It's raining. Again. Think about putting on rain boots, rain jacket, picking up umbrella and going for a 15 minute walk. Except now the plumber is here.
1.1.4d The cat has puked. Again. Meditate on that, why don't you.

 

NOTES FOR LIVING

 

1.e Sleep in.
1.1e Cat is sleeping on you.
1.1.1e Efficiency is overrated.

 
 

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