Hello everyone and welcome back to the blog! First thing is first, I want to welcome the 5 new followers to the blog over the course of the last 4-6 weeks to join the movement here on Marcus’ Philosophical Musings! Up to a total of 31 now here on the blog and this is growing a little more and more every day!
I know that I have been saying this for quite some time, but I would really like to get back on the train of posting every day, especially since I have a lot to share in the here and now, a lot I have been doing in the background and of course some changes to the site that I am working on as we are approaching the 1 year anniversary of the site on September 2nd, 2020! I cannot believe it!
Okay, okay first thing is first, in this post I want to talk about something new I have been trying that has worked on helping keep me focused, and save a lot of the other post ideas that I have for the coming days.
The thing I have been trying is something I like to call a “Passion Priority List” this has come into being because I am someone with a lot of things that I like to do and I feel that if I focus too much on one specific thing at a time that I will lose out on the other things and lose interest in them, but I will admit, trying to balance doing a little bit of everything at a time slowly ends up leaving you in a state of mental breakdown as you try and balance all of the things that you love to do and only are able to just chip away at them and not really dedicate anytime to one thing and really feel like you are living in the moment doing that thing in particular.
I created this list to encompass my passions; writing, reading and gaming. Too often in my life I will go long periods of time doing more of one than the other (usually reading did get the shit end of the stick, including in 2018 where i can tell you I read a grand total of 0 books for probably the first time since 1998 (when I was 2)) and I will feel bad about neglecting one thing over another and stress out sometimes to the point where I end up doing nothing and veg out for days at a time not feeling particularly productive.
This list has really helped me to feel productive, I have many, MANY things on this list, but I focus only on the top thing on the list (or the second to top thing if the top thing is location specific such as playing a game on PC) and then when I check it off and highlight it in green as done, I put something of that same category at the bottom that I want to get around to in the future and thus we have a never ending list, but nothing ever gets neglected. All of the green highlights and checks show all that I have accomplished and makes me feel good about myself.
How about all of you fellow bloggers? What do you do to keep your priorities in line?
More to come from me tomorrow 🙂