Tuesday, April 19, 2011

The answer to "How do you do it all?"

I liked this post about How Do You Do It All?

The short answer: I don’t.

Erica has some great thoughts about the pressure we put on ourselves.  If you are feeling overwhelmed go check out her post.

You might also find it helpful to read Paul Graham's essay on Good and Bad ProcrastinationPaul makes the point that because there are a near infinite number of things we could be doing at any one time, the trick is not how to procrastinate, but how to procrastinate the trivial things and do the things that really matter. 

For example I think one of the most important things we do is to spend time with our families.


The Cast said...

I agree. Family time is the best time spent.

ChristineMM said...

Agree about the procrastination but I call it prioritizing. :)

I'm constantly deciding what to act on now and what to let slide for a while more or what to let go of completely and permanently.

Henry Cate said...

The Cast - I love the line about no one ever lays dying and says "Oh, I wish I had spent more time in the office."

ChristineMM - I think wise people come to know when to stick to a plan and when to toss it out the door given a new situation.