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3 Observations About Seemingly Unrelated Items

I haven’t blogged for, what, a few weeks now? That’s not a total shocker, per se, since I’ve always tended to go through peaks and valleys of creativity.

But as my life has started getting into a new routine (did I mention I started a new job? Press release coming soon), I’ve realized a few things about my priorities.

I don’t need to stay as connected to the news as I thought
I’ve talked about selective ignorance before, but for the past few weeks, I’ve lived it. I’ve spent a total of about 5 minutes in my Google Reader over the past 2 weeks. And boy, a lot of stuff happens. And most of it is useless.

How much time are you wasting trying to know everything?

It’s way easier to be productive to music than to podcasts
I love podcasts. But I only have a certain amount of time in my day to half-pay attention to them. And that’s OK, since my time is probably the most valuable thing I have (after my family).

Rather than trying to listen to what all of my podcasts are talking about, playing music in the background is way more conducive to getting things done.

And, PS, I love Pandora.

There’s only so many things you can do at a time
I haven’t done jack with Automatic Finances in the past few weeks. I just haven’t had the time, and that bothers me. Part of me thinks that it should be merged into this site, but I don’t want to be pegged solely as the personal finance guy.

But since I started the new job, am now recording two podcasts a week — Tech Blab and This Week in This Week in Tech (TwiTwit) — and thoroughly enjoy it all, prioritization becomes even more important.

There’s only so much lifehacking you can do (I already killed my commute) to make all this happen.

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