Printed 2017/07/21 07:50AM

Planning Out a Holiday Weekend


I've got a four day weekend thanks to the Thanksgiving holiday here in the United States. After reading Jazz in the Bittersweet Blues of Life, and reading of the kind of schedule Wynton Marsalis' father, Ellis kept in order to feed his family and teach the next generation of musicians, it has invigorated me to maximize my time, even during vacations. I mean, most folks think I do a lot between my job, serving in ministry, and helping in the SQL Server community. However, I can look at huge gaps of time that I effectively waste because I don't have a purpose for that time. Now don't get me wrong. I'm not the type who believes in planning every 15 minute block of time in one's life. I've tried that. It doesn't work for me. But I do believe in knowing what you intend to do each day, with having a stand by list of things you would do if you can get to them. That's why tools like Remember the Milk are great, because they can help with this. And so it's not so much a detailed task with an allocated amount of time to each task that I'm putting together here. Rather, a more high level list of what I want to spend my time doing. So here is what I definitely want to do:






And there you have it. If I can accomplish more, that's fine. But that's the way I'm looking at focusing each day.


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