Hi Dragonfly. I run a computer repair business from home. www.cheapPCrepairs.com.au
It's only bread & butter and falls way short of any kind of taxable income. However jobs seem to come in just as we desperatley need the money. To be tottaly honest with you; I suffer from low selesteem when not building myself up in forums such as these. I see a phyciatrist regularly to help me with my anxiety & depression. I don't fair well working for and with others, although I will point out that I am a polite and curtious guys that respects those around me.
SO...at this point I guess I'm just another unemployed number in the system.
As for time...I am still very Busy at home! With no real regard for what happens outside our home, with regard to status and the like...we live like the oldtimers of yesteryear, whilst making a point to disconect from today's typical thinking. This leaves us deciding when we call the shots.
Ofcourse there are times when my kids bike might get a flat tire and I'll have to drive him to school, or I have to taxi someone else...but generally speaking my exercise routine is flexible and based on daily completion rather than "am or pm" time slots. Also the way I feel will dictate when and what intesity I do. One thing I can tell you, is that between my kids, the garden, my house duties and the time I research, plus meditate, atempt yoga and keep my clinical apoitments, not to mention how we choose the old ways of keeping in our kids business by opting out on the institutional care centres and so forth...I'll either make apoitments based on once again...how I am feeling and weigh up the priority of what is calling for my atention.
It's not an easy question to answer as there is so much more to our busy lives than the usual perception of our employment status...we do so much more to live the way we do.
I think ones health should come first, as to let that go will only serve to faulter those that rely on you in the long run. I find the time to exercise. I know a fair bit about nutrition, recovery and stress management. As mentioned I choose to live differently than the norm, which although is busy, it allows us with more space in our heads.
Given I have been making my whole aproach based on Repetative Conditioning (over strict programs) with not only exercise but healthy living habits step by step for a long period of time now...it's as if the effort to walk the walk is not the issue...Time slots just seem to fall into place...the only thing I struggle with is ajusting my energy leveles, by means of food preparation and timming that to fit with everything else as well as my sleeping patterns and exsposure to stress. It's like trying to ballance a maze with little Marbella inside; once you get thing in place and find that levle, everything falls into place.
I do need to start an activity diary though as now that things have become so repedative, I tend to forget what days I did what and how hard I hit it. This is very important the longer you train over a period of time and especially when your getting down to those hard to loose killos.
Sorry for the rant, Internet down & believe it or not, this is all off my phone...hense all the mistakes...
that's how Ive been doing it anyways...there is that build up of emotional energy as well as typical burnout we have to watch as well...between my compulsion to be better and finding the right switches to self controll...I'll be focusiing on some easing up shortly to recharge my batteries. I am currently enjoying typing out word for word my audio book on emotional freedom by judith orloff. I'll be reseaching that paragraph to chapters and so forth. Yet another time slot LOL ....I think the most important thing we consider is not so much how much we get done in one day, but how much do you get back from it.
Finger going numb now