During the Boston Life with Intention workshop we discussed a topic I’d like to share here as well: batching the crap.
During our discussions, one workshopper shared her propensity to put off important tasks and instead spend hours on blogs, or other fun pursuits.
She specifically mentioned spending an hour on Pinterest instead of getting the bills paid or getting the home finances in order.
At first glance, the solution seemed to be about limiting the free time (Pinterest) in order to get the necessary work done.
But really, the opposite is true.
Rather than run our lives around our ‘shoulds’ and limit our free time and joyful pursuits, we can “batch the crap” instead.
Putting tight deadlines on our “have to” items and limiting the amount of time we have to accomplish those tasks, we intentionally create guilt-free fun time.
For this workshopper in particular, that meant batching all the weekly “have to” items on Monday afternoons and devoting the rest of her free time outside her day job be to whatever fun pastimes she pleased.
Let’s stop trying to limit the amount of fun we have. We can limit the “crap” instead.