S2E16 DeCodEd Podcast

Damn. I am easily distracted.

On the front end of the podcast I mentioned how I transition well. Then my story mind distracted me with RCMP connections. What I started to throw down was that the reason I transition well from vacay to work or from Sunday into Monday or from summer back into the school year or vice versa on all these shifts, is that I do not look forward to down time.

To shape that out a bit. I resist the trap of idealizing my time away from work time. This could also be unfilled, uncategorized, or unscheduled time. Honestly, I have a real lazy streak that only is countered by due dates and deadlines, so to have unstructured hours in my day is dangerous.

Just before I left for the Christmas break a colleague and I were talking about how we both tend to schedule free time, but categorize it further with a clear goal. For example, free time/read 4 chapters of novel, or free time/play Mariokart with the kids. I get it. This can seem kinda cold. But if I am not specific in my intention and direction then it is likely that much of my free time would = nap time or eating time.

So back to the transition thing.

At the onset of the week, I pretty much know where and when I will be at any point of the week. In some cases I could map this out for an entire month. And I love it. This is a new mindset. And it gives me something more valuable than unattended free time, it gives me a free mind – uncluttered and engaged, tuned and tasked, minded and mindful.

0065 Darren Groth – Munro VS The Coyote, Split Hearts, and doing your passion

Darren Groth can be found @darrengroth on Twitter AND his website Myperbole AND Facebook AND with his brother Simon on Instagram as the Brothers Groth.

The song Stints used in this episode is provided by Royan Lee / Roystar House Music

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