Doing Because I Want ToI have been paying closer and closer attention to how I spend time throughout the day. I use RescueTime, a simple desktop Time Tracker, to…
I have been paying closer and closer attention to how I spend time throughout the day. I use RescueTime, a simple desktop Time Tracker, to see the breakdown of sites I visit — from “productive” to “entertainment.”
It has been really interesting, as I think many of us overestimate certain behaviors.
Anyways, one thing I am trying to figure out is…what % of my day is spent doing things that *I* want to do. Of my activities, which are obligations mandated by someone else and which are things I signed up for voluntarily.
Growing up, I think I spent time doing things that others told me to do.
I became friends with “family friends.”
I played soccer, basketball, and baseball.
I did things because others told me.
Gradually, I’ve begun doing things because I want to.
But still, even today, there are lots of things that I spend time on that are not for the right reasons.
If my goal, or at least one of them, is to think independently, how do I get there?
Originally published at gonen.blog.
Exported from Medium on February 17, 2018.