We’re halfway through the year! Let’s talk about planners, to-do lists and why I am not achieving my goals. (click the image above to watch on YoutTube)
We’re now at the beginning of July, a new month, 6 months passed, half of 2023 gone already. I had a couple of 2023 goals that were supposed to have been reached by now.
I have failed. I’m going to lapse into a state of depressed inactivity.
Excuse me, but it is because you have been in a state of depressed inactivity that you haven’t reached your goals!
Ok, rumbled. But… first, I am no medical expert so if you are suffering from any form of depression, or even think that you might, please seek qualified medical help. Now back to my inactivity.
I am stuck between the still here not really getting anywhere – reaching those goals as mentioned above, such as regular vlogging, releasing more music – and actually doing quite a bit… I am recording new music, upping my game in visual creativity using Adobe Creative Cloud, and learning stuff. So my issue is perhaps more to do with consistency and choosing or planning to do the right things at the right time.
In other related news, I am still not happy with my planner, or planners or general planning and scheduling stuff… and spending too much time being unhappy about that (state of depressed inactivity slump again!)
Recently, I have been trying Notion and ClickUp but because I am unsociable, I mean an introvert, sorry, because I work on my own, they both do way too much – Now, I could learn how to really work with them to get to my “perfect digital planning system” (dream state image) but hey, perfectionism!!! and is that just another form of procrastination? And also… I need the tactile, the paper, or at least I think I do. (In the video below there is an extended section on my daily planner set-up.)
I have blamed Things for having too many to-do items in it, but the bottom line is it wouldn’t have so many to-dos if I just did some of them.
I have to be disciplined. To get things done, I need to do the things.
Motivation has been an issue and I think that, along with all the usual creative issues, is my problem. If subscribing to motivation was as motivational as subscribing to Paramount + then simple. I know that many creatives have been having motivational issues these past few years, or at least those who tend to soak up and be sensitive to things going on in the ether, but again, all I have to do is be motivated to turn off or shut out the noise!
If my wingeing about planners, software and procrastination has made you feel better about your own creativity, then do subscribe. If you can relate to my predicament, like and subscribe and we can lift ourselves out of depressed inactivity together.
So, once again Darren, to get goals achieved You have to turn up.
I’ll see you next time… let’s achieve those goals.
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