A columnist in our local paper summarized a book which gives a strategy to organize and balance your life and time. The strategy is to ask yourself three questions. Give 5 answers to each of them as of right now, and then take actions to solve or achieve.
- What ticks me off?
- What makes me tick?
- What tickles me?
For example, I might answer as of today:
- Ticks me off: dead, dried flowers are still in the pots from last summer; the golf clubs are in the hall; the GWB basket is too full; drh's hair is too long; too many leaves under the bushes.
- Makes me tick: Menus planned and ingredients on hand for 5 nice meals/week; calendars are sychronized; all shoes weeded out and organized; coats and scarves are clean and hung neatly in closet; bank statements are balanced up to date.
- Tickles me: running at the lake; doing crosswords; new library books; Tootsie Rolls; having dinner with friends.
So to address these issues, this weekend I spent an hour outside and took care of the dead flowers, raked under the bushes and also pulled out the dead branches; mentioned the golf clubs situation and they found another home; cut drh's hair; worked a bit on the calendars; ran in a 4-mile race; did a few crosswords and read; and attended a potluck after a young friend's baptism. I did not delete all the items from the lists, but I also accomplished a few other things of value: