Operation Achieve Anything: Day Two-Hundred-Eighty-Seven, Dateline 10-14-2018

Plenty of people miss their share of happiness, not because they never found it, but because they didn’t stop to enjoy it.
— William Feather

Good morning crickets. Welcome to day number two-hundred-eighty-seven of Operation Achieve Anything. First off, I’m glad to be saying good morning again as opposed to good afternoon since that is a sign that I’m getting caught up on my work enough to get to the post this early. As of right now, I’m all caught up on the time that I missed from taking Monday off to mourn the loss of my dog. Not only that but I also made up for a couple hours that I lost due to issues that were outside of my control, and I even managed to finish tomorrow’s SNL review in my effort to rebuild my safety net.

I have one more thing to do before noon then I plan to relax for the rest of the day with the hopes to fit in a nap around six o’clock in the PM to hopefully wake by ten to start the process of getting back into a graveyard schedule. At that point, I plan to knock out one more SNL review before midnight to put me two days ahead. Once midnight strikes my Fitbit resets to then, I can start to work toward fulfilling my ten thousand steps a day goal until two o’clock in the AM strikes, which, due to time zone issues, is when I have to wait for before I can get to work on my day jobs.

Again, this schedule then makes it so that when I wake up, I get to ease into my day while casually working on things that I love since the deadlines I dread aren’t until midnight of the next day if I opted to slack or sleep on a standard schedule. Using this technique, I’m usually done with everything by two o’clock in the PM which then gives me five hours to work on the behind-the-scenes cleaning of this blog until I head in for prime time TV viewing with the fam. This works much better opposed to just wasting those five hours like I usually do while trying to stick to a traditional sleep schedule.

We’ll see how long I can stick to it this time because there is the issue that this schedule also really burns me out because there is minimal downtime. I tend to sleep less with more on my mind that leaves me feeling fried after a week or two. I can’t wait to finish the blog cleaning phase so that I can start to use this productive sleep schedule for creating new content instead of just cleaning up what’s old. I know the cleaning is more important because once that is done, I’ll feel more comfortable actively promoting the site but, it definitely isn’t as fun as creating new content.

Creating content actually plays into yesterday’s task where I was supposed to sort through the things that are important to me. The book asked me to make three lists, one with the things that I definitely need, one with a list of what I enjoy but is not essential, and the final one was a list of what I can do without. I think that the book wanted a list of the physical things to start getting me to think of what matters as an actual concept so that later it will be more accessible to sort through the non-physical things that I find to be important and the non-physical things that I hold on to that I really should let go.

 As far as what I definitely need goes, I could probably get by with just my office set up and a bed, along with internet service, electricity, a physical room, and all the other technical things needed to maintain this minimal set-up, as well as things like water and food. As for what I have but don’t really need, that would mainly be the things that support my definite needs but with all the bells and whistle that add even just a little more comfort. Like, how I could use a more comfy chair but could definitely do with whatever works. Other than that, I don’t really need all that much at all, which is why it’s so frustrating that I’ve yet to figure out a way to earn enough to support this simple life without the need of a job outside of my own efforts to earn an income. Thankfully I’m getting closer with every passing day.

As for today, this is going to be another tough one because the book wants me to start to explore happiness and how much is in my life. This is a tough one because I do feel like I’ve been happy from time to time but never once have I ever not been fully aware of the fact that these were fleeting moments. I’ve often found myself sad in the middle of what should have been the happiest times of my life when it sank in that it was all downhill from there, rather than just ride out the lulls and be happy with the peaks, leading to my Eeyorish outlook on life.

As always, you’ll have to wait for tomorrow’s post to get more of the details on this one. Until then, it’s now time for me to sign off as usual by saying, good day and good luck to you and all of your projects.

Talk to you soon.


The Wicker Breaker

P.S. Below are links to my novel, which I plan to promote as part of Operation Achieve Anything, as well as a link to where you can buy the book that is providing the structure to this project in case you would like to purchase it in order to play along.