Hello multi-tasking, I’m male… wtf are you?!


Okay I know it’s a stereotype, but for me it’s generally true.

I’m not saying that in the mundane work-a-day sense, of not being able to chew gum and walk at the same time. I mean it in a more all-encompassing view of life sort of way.

Basically, I can only concentrate on one aspect of my life at any one time, if I attempt to do more than one, it just turns into a half-assed, phone-in, mess of epic proportions.

Take for example debt repayment. I am trying to keep this a priority, this includes keeping up this blog with PF type of posts (HAHAHAHAHAHA! PF posts… what the hell are those? :P) but as you can see that’s not happening. It’s because I am currently concentrating on work and building a career. And while the two do tie in to each other (without working I don’t earn the money to pay off my debts, which is why I don’t feel too guilty about writing about it on here) I can slowly feel the debt repayments taking a backseat.

As for my excercise regime, fuggedaboutit. I haven’t done a good work out in about a month. Oh I’ve gone to the gym, and gone for a few short runs, but not to the extent that I was 3 months ago (when I still had hope of becoming a firefighter) and I can feel the belly expanding underneath the suit and tie.

Social life? HA! What the hell is that? I just don’t have the energy or the inclination to go out. Again, yes I have gone out a few times, but usually it’s because I’ve been dragooned into doing so, or I feel obligated. I don’t go out of my way to actually keep it up, usually after work I’m so exhausted that I only have enough energy to cook dinner, read a couple of pages of a book, watch a couple of episodes of a dvd, and I’m off to bed. As for relationships, better that I don’t inflict myself on anyone at this point in time.

This is why I think all you people, who can and do balance all these things are so damn awesome. I mean there are people, who talk about paying off debt, going to work, going to school, getting healthy AND socialising with friends. I feel exhausted just reading their blog, let alone even considering living that life.

So how do you do it kids? How do balance things out, so that everything in your life is awesome.

Yes, you. I’m looking at you. (you know who you are) Speak now!

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16 responses to “Hello multi-tasking, I’m male… wtf are you?!

  1. I’m still trying to find a balance in it all…when you find it, let me know please.

  2. Well.. the secret is….

    ..
    .
    you don’t!

    Balance is the thing I struggle with the most. It’s unbelievably difficult. Focusing on finances, school, work, fitness, relationships.. it’s just not possible (for me) to give 100% to everything. One day at a time.. or, you could read PF blogs on your iPhone while on the treadmill like me 🙂

  3. You can’t be looking at me because I feel exactly the same way you do. Not only do I feel it, I live it and I just can’t seem to strike a balance, every time I get close something just pops up out of no where.

    @ addvodka – You can actually do that. I doubt I could read blogs while doing something else. I can’t even read in a car. It totally messes me up. And how do you comment? My island really needs to upgrade to 4g networks and I need a smarter phone.

  4. I always end up feeling like todays priority takes a backseat the next day. I try to focus a little bit every day on ONE thing, even if it is only for a few minutes. Makes me feel more balanced, although everyone knows I am the least balanced person on the planet. Well, except maybe for you! 😛

  5. Not that you’re talking to me because I’m pretty unbalanced too but I wanted to say two things. 1) Writing goals for the month and checking in on them has been very good for me. VERY good.
    2) There is an excellent life theory out there about the four burners. I wrote about it after reading about it on Art of Non-Conformity. http://chrisguillebeau.com/3×5/the-four-burners-theory/

    Read it and feel better.

    • I’m not that good with goals for the month, mainly cause I get impatient and want to see results NOW, and get frustrated that it takes a month to see significant improvements. This goes for the two main areas I’d like to improve health and finance.

      Wow. That article blew my brain-hole, thanks for the link 🙂

  6. the broke sensualist

    Balance, my friend, and also realizing that you can’t do everything in one day no matter how much you try.

    Writing down goals work but also acknowledging that you can’t do everything at once does help. Everything has its time and place, and once you do that, it helps with your schedule and for you to accomplish what you need to do. I have found that it calms my brain when I acknowledge that I can’t do it all and that usually helps me organize my time better.

  7. Those who do the balancing act with other living, breathing people involved (think kids, husband, dogs, cats, toads, in-laws) just blow my mind. In comparison it feels like I have no excuse to fail.

  8. I juggle things by listening to my body. If my friends ask me to hang out but I don’t feel 100%, I say no. If I want to go for a run, I run. If I want to ignore my homework and read a book, I read a book. You always need to take time for you and do whatever will make you happy.

    • See that’s what I would do, but mostly my body just wants to sit on the couch watch dvd’s and eat bacon. ALL THE TIME. See, I lost my train of thought just then cause I was thinking of bacon. And thanks for the comment! I have to admit I’m a fan of your blog, but am always a tad wary about commenting on it, cause well, as you can see… I’m an idiot 😛

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