Originally Posted by dragynox
My primary career is teaching high school, so I'm very focused around the school year and breaks. My usual routine is take the first couple days (or weeks if it's summer) of a break to re-build/re-vamp/re-vitalize my system and getting some things done. But when 'normalcy' of going back to work sets in, I don't do it.
Usually 90% of what's in my system is home/house/personal stuff. Sometimes I put some work stuff into it, but usually I'll put a few things in and I just go through my usual routines at work and find it more work than not having a system. But then I also don't even peek at it at home.
I have another job that is making me REALLY want to optimize my time better. It's work from home so I have lots of flexibility around a few anchors of time. But either I spend all my time doing that stuff and my house goes to the dogs, or I do the bare minimum for that job and keep the house together well. And in the midst of that I'm trying to keep up with health enhancing choices and activities (that's a nice way to say diet and exercise), spend time with friends/family/pets, etc.
It's not that I don't have enough time to do all the stuff. I just tend to fritter a lot of it away.
Once I get 'into it' I've been very productive for some streaks of time, but they're far outweighed by the time that I'm 'off the wagon' and the time it takes to jump back on and get things up to par.
Vacation started today. Most of the day was spent fiddling with the system. Tomorrow, I will get things done. And I'm fairly confident that I will continue to do so over the next week+ that I'm away from school. I just need to find a way to continue once I go back to school. Or rather once I get home from school after going back to school.