Sounds incredible, eh? But after reading Dave Navarro’s free time management manifesto, “More Time Now“, I have to admit it’s possible.
(Things I could do with my 1,000 hours of quality time)
How, you ask? Well you start by being honest with yourself. He talks about the ways we waste time (you own a television and computer, yes?) and the lame ass excuses we use to justify our choices. (Yes, they’re choices we’re making, people!)
Dave explains the difference between goals (what you want) and our priorities (what we actually do). He talks about how to keep to the priorities we set for ourselves by avoiding the tendency to be driven by reaction to every little thing that arises (phone calls, emails, people popping in your office). That part I understand in theory, but a two-year-old on the loose is not something to be dealt with at a more convenient time. Unless you enjoy having your shit ruined and taking trips to the E.R. But even so, I know I can do better at maintaining focus while J’s napping or while he’s watching a movie.
His discussion of timeboxing as a method of accomplishing a lot in a little time reminds me of the post I wrote about quick cleaning your house. I also love his idea of microactions- this idea of doing something very small and seemingly trival every day and letting it grow into something more significant. Definitely a concept I could apply to my drawing skills. Ten minutes a day, hell, even five to start. Just enough to put it on my radar of awareness.
To learn more and read Dave’s free manifesto, and to find out how devoting an hour each week to this idea can net you 1,000 more hours each year, click here. For those a bit skeptical, he shows how to gain 50 minutes each day (300 hours/year) with minimal effort. Seriously, it’ll take you 30 minutes to read this manifesto and wake you up to what really is possible.
Let me know if you read it and what you think.
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