MY LOW AND HIGH PAYOFF ACTIVITIES
AND REALLOCATING MY TIME TO THE HIGHER ONES
tba, in process
I am doing this to help myself get clearer and also to make decisions about where I am wasting my time and life and where I should, instead, invest it or use it for a higher payoff of some sort. What is a "payoff"? It is anything that promotes one's living life at a higher level, experiencing the higher emotions on a solid, enduring basis in terms of happiness, fulfillment, feeling good about oneself, loving, contributing, kindness to other human beings. Of course, a high payoff is in doing those things that maintain the body and mind and their feeding so that one can be alive and very capable of experiencing the higher emotional experiences.
As in Living The 80/20 Life (site), it is best to eliminate 80% of your activities and replace those with high payoff (20%) activities. To make it doable, I recommend cutting out 40% for an initial shot - and see how much time is left over. Some of those low payoff activites are done when one is tired, so it would make sense that it is a high payoff activity to raise one's energy so that one is able to do more higher payoff activities - such as via a nap or physical movement! Of course, anything in excess reduces or impairs one's well-being, so learning where to set one's limits is a high payoff activity! Obviously, I need to do those activites with higher payoff during my high productivity times and follow A Pre-Set, Super-Committed Schedule.
See the discussion, after the boxes, on the great conflct, the great question, and what to do next..
THE GREAT CONFLICT, THE GREAT QUESTION
Is life about getting comfort, escaping anxieties, having diversions, temporary pleasures? To do that which will have me have a greater life is that worth it or just a deprivation, a stoic existence?
Doesn't lots of little pleasures add up to a great life? Or do they simply disappear? Or are they remembered in the whole as "having a pleasant life"? Is life about drinking beer with your buddies and feeling good socially - or do we end up empty and not truly filling our lives up?
Wouldn't creating something that you can access/use many times over your life have "multiplied" benefits that far exceed the cost of the time invested?
THIS LEADS ME TO WHAT I MUST DO FIRST
I must do first in terms of priorities that which maintains my ability to function in life. Although this could be boring, it is necessary. And because it is the essential to having all the rest, it could be appreciated as the central core of activities that leads to all the payoffs. I appeciate my doing this for myself! Thank you, self!
Next, once we get to what is optional, what is at our discretion, then we should do it as early and as soon as possible. This leads us to the irrefutable idea that we must be sure to pack this in by inserting it at the beginning of the day. And in order to do that, we have to go to bed early, so that we can awaken early enough to do it, so that we are enlivened and feeling good and being more productive for the day.