One of the things that I’m currently trying to figure out is how to engineer my daily practices especially around my work routines.
My job is relatively low-stress. I’ve been in my current position for going on 3 years?
I can pretty much predict what a day will look like. I’m feeling like this day-in day-out monotony is creating rust when I should probably be learning more and producing more.
Maybe this is a symptom of a bigger workaholic issue but I don’t think it is. I think I’m perhaps looking for more consistent ways to create meaning in my day to day experience.
One of the things I want to do is commit to doing something productive daily. I know that one of the reasons I haven’t seen the acceleration I want to in my life is that I’m not as consistent as I should be.
So I’m going to commit to the D1TQD (Do 1 Thing every day (QD)) plan for 7 days, then I’ll report back on what I did each day and report back as to whether it was helpful as far as moving me forward.
In the past when I would try these types of challenges, I think I would over-commit to very long time frames and inevitably fall short and beat myself up. This negative reinforcement does less than nothing for my motivation to try again or to experiment. I’m realizing I need to experiment and possibly fail more in order for me to find my way to my next level. A big portion of being able to do this is discarding my tendency toward perfectionism.
I might have to learn to get more comfortable with a low level of chaos in order to learn which brush strokes are art and which are mistakes.
Sometimes falling is flying.