Finding Balance and Task Management

I’m working on something. I don’t know if I’ve ever made it obvious that I’m wanting to build an Internet-based empire, and every time I’ve started working on it; I jump all in, full throttle, hard as heck. I’ve never eased my way in gradually into any of my solo endeavors, and I’d like to see what it’s like.

They say it takes 21 days to make a habit, so over the next month or so, I’m holding myself to posting once every day here on the blog and on Instagram. I’m hoping that it’ll get to the point where I’ll feel compelled to get this done every day and if I don’t I just won’t feel right, or something. It’s the same as with some of the other things that I already do, where I almost need to do them, and the day doesn’t feel right if I don’t. I’m not sure if I’m explaining it just right. For example, I do the video for my church every Sunday, and it’s gotten to the point where even the days where I don’t feel like getting up to do it, but I mentally feel the need to, even though there’s no consequences for me not.

With all the various things, I’m going to be keeping track of these little tasks that I’ll be doing every day with a newer (at least to me) app for task management: Todoist. I kind of feel like I would prefer to use Things, since I LOVED the older version, and now that they’re on version 3 of it, I can only imagine how amazing it is. However, it would be about $60 for me to get it on my iPhone and my laptop, which isn’t much for what it does, but I’m really trying to not spend any money since we’re still building this house (which I have been meaning to update everyone on, thanks for waiting on that!).  Todoist is free (ish) though, and does some similar things that Things does as well. It does have a paid tier, but I’m wanting to see how far I can take it without needing to pay. Of course, if I get to the point where I need to pay for it, I’ll probably just move back to Things.

Essentially, I’m trying to develop my own discipline without having anyone to answer to other than myself and, of course, you the audience. I guess it’s discipline and accountability. I’m very disciplined in everything else I do, but that’s because I’m held accountable by some sort of higher power. There’s more that I could go into on this, but it’ll get… confusing… or complicated… or both.

Anyway, what does all this mean? It means that streams will not be daily, vlogs will be… periodic (?), and podcasts will still be on hold for the time being. I’m going to probably work out some more details tomorrow, but it’ll probably end up being weekly streams and monthly podcasts and vlogs.

Of course, nothing’s set in stone just yet, I’m not even sure if time and energy will allow for anything to happen. Energy being the important key element, as I tend to over-estimate the number of spoons I have, and I hope in the future to be able to share the load with someone. This is all future stuff, so I’m going to stop focusing on that, and focus on right now, though.

And right now, I’m going to go to bed, since I’ve got work in the morning, and I’d like to be mostly alive for that.

Let me know what you think, though. Have you used an app like Todoist? Do you think taking things on gradually instead of all at once would be better for me?

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