As eloquently stated before (blow your own horn, not everyone else will), I started a new work project last week. The proper kind, with office printer and all. Which, admittedly, affected my life rhythm quite a bit. The main reason why it does is that I’m working 4 days out of the week on said project, or 80% of the working week, meaning I have 20% left (+ weekends, obviously, but my fiancée does not always appreciate that part) for, well, the rest. Note, by the way, my remarkable maths skills here — blow your own horn, even when probably unnecessary.
And the “rest” still requires a little bit of work: even if I scale down on my writing — this blog, for instance, no matter how asinine it may look: still takes a while to talk about yourself in such great detail — and focus instead on what I actually have to do, that’s still something. I do have other projects, plus admin stuff (all company owners know what I’m talking about — see: accounting). And I’m not even counting gym time, cat petting time, Facebook time, Instagram time (counts as 3)… I actually haven’t opened Youtube all day today, which means I saved up about 3 hours of my time, as per the usual regimen. And yet…
The thing is, when you have a day that is not affected to the task the others are, and therefore looks “free” in your calendar, you tend to over extend that promise of free time. And so I kept switching over tasks from other days — excluding showering: that still happens every morning — to this miraculous day “off”. It got to about 12 tasks total this morning, some of which actually require more time than petting the cat. Even though I probably did that for a good half hour anyway: he’s just too cute.
In the end, I was thinking that I could work on new projects today, which is still possible if I finish this text, plus another one from my music blog, plus a couple of (serious) emails, plus a quick Instagram check — 30 minutes… and I may have 15 minutes before I meet up with my fiancée. That’s what they call express brainstorming. You never know, I might have the billion dollar idea tonight. Stay tuned.