This lifestyle that I have chosen is not an idle one, which is not a complaint by the way. It just is the way it is, and I love it.
So what have I been doing, and how do I manage to cram it all into a 24 hour day?
Well my day job takes up a vast majority of the day (2 hours of commuting, 9 hours in the office), so keep that in mind while I list the things I have done so far this week. By the way, it hasn’t really been a busy one, so maybe I will do this exercise once a month.
- Saturday – Fed chooks, Made cream cheese, Gardening, Archery Lesson, Cooked dinner for family (veggie curry).
- Sunday – Fed chooks, Remedial gym session, Rest, research for cheese making book, finish off making cream cheese, Finalised six monthly workshop schedule for Melton Sustainable Living Group with Kim, then wrote and published Blog post.
- Monday (public holiday) – Fed chooks, Garden maintenance, cleaned out chicken houses, wrote two blog posts and scheduled one on the Little Green Cheese blog, researched soft cheese.
- Tuesday – Fed chooks, Commute, Work, wrote introduction chapter for cheese making eBook, eBook marketing, researching ideas for future podcasts.
- Wednesday – Fed chooks, Commute, Work, research for cheese eBook finished off book 1 of The Rangers Apprentice (thanks Dawn for the recommendation), formatted cheese eBook draft manuscript and added all cheese recipes, harvested dinner with Kim.
- Thursday – Fed chooks, Commute, Work, bought some more bird netting for Tomatoes, Committee meeting for Melton Sustainable Living Group, this blog post, start recording new podcast intro.
In amongst all these things listed above, I am constantly looking for new ideas for blog posts, thinking about our rapidly changing climate and resource depletion, and attempting to understand what things may be like in the future (but I don’t let it get me down), when these things hit our society in the face.
Also, as you can see, there is no mention of watching TV in there, because there is no room for it in my busy schedule. In fact, it is because of the fact that I don’t watch TV that I have the time to do all of these things. Life just seems a lot fuller, so much more satisfying, and without boredom.
So next time someone asks me how do I manage to fit in all the stuff that I do, I will just point them to this post! I know from experience that you get so much more of your life back without the idiot box in it!
Are you beginning to get more things done by weaning yourself from TV time?