When I decided to take a year of “Artschool” at 39, I also had to decide what I had to give up.
It was my PlayStation 4.
I gave it away.
That, unlocked 1000 hours over the year that I put towards the various online art courses. Which lead to a career change into my dream job.
What is one thing in you schedule that you do out of habit, that you could relinquish to unlock some time in a day?
What could you do with that time that would be an upgrade to the current activity?
1. This year I started watching football again after a decade of abstinence. I’m not ready to go cold turkey, but maybe I’ll just watch the highlights, or limit the total time I spend on it in a month instead.
2. I will read more, 80% books that I’ve read before, and 20% new books, I’ll workout sometimes while I listen to audiobooks so there will be benefits in multiple dimensions.
MINDLESS SCROLLING ON SOCIAL MEDIA! It can be such time consuming sometimes. I would like to use this time to breath, meditate, read or sit at my drawing table to explore. I sometimes just turn off the WiFi on my computer to have a break, but there's always something I have to check, a reference image, an email to read a precision on a project. and I lost 15 minutes rather than the 1 minute it would normally had taken me. I'm sure I'm not the only one ;)
Ahhh yes wasted mindless hours! Mine is social media too! I’m going to try to be more mindful of it~ but it is a challenge when I go to post something on IG and instead spend too much time scrolling through it! I’m enjoying this newsletter with my coffee though :)