Cleaning My Plate

Sometimes, I love working on Sundays. Just because no one bothers me, and I get to finish what I need to finish earlier than usual. So, today, I had 3 hours of nothing to do. That left me with a lot of time to surf the net, visit and read random blogs, and learn something new. And I did learn something new today. I found out that I have too much things on my plate, and that I might be suffering from adult ADD because of it.

Early this year, I trimmed down my hobbies so I could focus on some. I stopped streaming movies and anime from Netflix, and also minimized the time I put into gaming. But, sometimes, I still feel being overwhelmed by my hobbies. When I’m stuck in a game, I pick up and play my guitar. When I can’t play a hard lick on my guitar, I pick up a book to read. When I get bored with the book, then I go back to gaming. So, I usually end up accomplishing nothing. That’s why I need to clean my plate.

From what I read this morning (I forgot which blog, sorry), when cleaning your plate, you start out by leaving only five things on it. Right now, these are the things that I have on my plate:

  • Music
  • Guitar
  • Photography
  • Gaming
  • Blogging
  • Books
  • Comics
  • Work
  • School (I will go back this Fall)
  • Stalking my exes and crushes on Facebook
  • Porn

If I lick it clean, and prioritize it, it will end up looking like this:

  1. Gaming (will replace with School this coming Fall)
  2. Work
  3. Photography
  4. Music
  5. Blogging

For now, I’m just going to stick with these things. It was hard for me to let some of my hobbies go. Especially the books and comics. I wanted to let go of gaming instead. But, while not that productive, it relieves me of stress better than reading. I will let it go once I start with school though. Because it will be a very unwelcome distraction to my studies.

So, there, my plate is cleaned. Hopefully, I’ll be able to keep it this way. Also, If I ever manage to manage the contents of my plate, I’ll probably add one more thing in it and bring reading books back into the fold.

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4 thoughts on “Cleaning My Plate

  1. I have a lot of respect for you, being able to acknowledge that you have too many commitments and wanting to do something about it is hard work and you’ve made the first step. I’ll be watching to see how you get on; I’m in the same pickle but I am in denial about how much time I spend using social media! Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest have a lot to answer for. Good luck with your cutting back – try not to make it all work and no play 🙂

    • Skron says:

      Thanks for the support! I do hope I’d be able to maintain it.

      Pinterest! I know! That’s a good source of inspiration because there’s a lot of good photographs in there. But it’s also a good source of unemployment. My boss almost caught me doing that thing. So, I blocked that thing at work so I couldn’t get on it anymore.

  2. the curse of spreading ourselves too thin. good call to prioritize. 🙂

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