Thursday, September 20, 2001

Bought an interesting book at the bookstore today: Time Management from the Inside Out by Julie Morgenstern. Basically, she suggests that you start by defining your overall goals in life; ask yourself where you want to be in ten years. Then, make some short-term goals for accomplishing your long-term goals, then assemble a schedule that lets you accomplish those goals.

For example, let’s say you’d love to be a writer. Okay, schedule a time every week for writing. Make sure you have time explicitly set aside for that.

It’s not quite that easy, of course, and Morgenstern spends several chapters on obstacles to effective use of this schedule. Most people will have trouble sticking with a schedule, so Morgenstern offers advice on overcoming the many common problems people have with maintaining their schedule.

Overall, I’m getting a good amount of mileage out of this book. It remains to be seen how well I’ll be able to put all of these ideas into practice.

I also bought a whole bunch of anime DVDs: the El Hazard boxed set, Urusei Yatsura TV disc 1, Gasaraki disc 2, Gunsmith Cats, and Hand Maid May disc 1.

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