I’ve got a new philosophy–on life, work, adventures, whatever: do stuff, have fun.
Even though I’m a very easy going fellow, I tend to spend a lot of time and energy thinking about things and debating even the smallest decisions with myself. Over time, this bad habit has built up. Yesterday I was debating with myself about doing laundry.
At the time, I was thinking something along the lines of: “Well, I really need to do some laundry. It’s a lovely day outside, and it would be nice to get outside on the patio and spend some time folding clothes anyway. I should just go for it.”
But then my thinking really starts to kick in: “OH wait. I really need to push myself to finish this project I’m working on. I’ve still got about 20 hours of hacking left to do before I can even think about anything else. And damn. My car! I’ve got to call the shop back again tomorrow and let them know I’m bringing it in. Oh, but I’ve got to fill out that form on their website before they’ll call me back.”
That’s what flashed through my mind in only a millisecond or so. I can’t even remember all the thousands of other things I was thinking immediately afterwards–but the point is: it sucks.
I don’t like making a big deal out of things so small and insignificant. I consider myself a reasonably logical and intelligent guy–but sometimes I just think “WOA. I really need to just let go of it all and do the things I want to do.”
If I want to go for a bike ride, I’m going to go for one! If I want to spend the next 3 hours working on that project that needs to get done, then I’ll do it, and I’ll have fun with it.
I’m not going to let myself get carried away with the little things. Life is way too short for that.
From now on I’m just going to do stuff, and have fun. Forget everything else.