Well, once that's my first entry in this digital daily let me present myself. I'm Gabriel Pace, the first of my name, descendant of a traditional (but forgotten) family in the interior of Brazil.
That's not my first experience with a daily, I'm currently writing the seventh volume of a physical one, that I started in the summer of 2017. But, in these recent days, I can't put a single word down in my physical daily because every time I do, I start thinking about the tree that was felled and the animals that were left without forest and without a home just so I could write in that notebook. I know that the notebook industry is the least problem for deforestation, but I can't control how my brain works. So lately I've been looking for a digital alternative to my diary, and here I am!
An attentive reader already notice that I'm usually don't write my daily entries in English (well, I'm a Portuguese speaker bro, you can't blame me) but I will do an effort to make it happen in English to interact with this AYearAgo community!
Completed presentations, I would like to explore in this entry how my recent experience with Habitica has been.
I (re)started (that was not my first experience with Habitica, but that's a subject for another entry) my self-improvement journey with Habitica about two weeks ago. Since then, I stopped to wake up late without an adequate preparation time before home office hours and started to wake up early (about 6:30AM everyday! an great achievement for my old self, no doubt!), I made little progress in my study of Italian (once frozen) among other personal progress. But, recently, I'm hitting with a barrier about my current approach on Habitica: how can I manage to not overwhelm myself with meaningless activities and carry out coordinated activities that contribute to my long-term goals? I never stopped to sincerely think about the difference between being productive and just being busy, arrogantly thinking that it's too obvious to deserve a real reflection, and now i'm starting to feel lost in meaningless P3 activities.
Welcome to the site Gabriel! What is a p1 activity? Never heard that phrase before
Your English is excellent, I wish that I could speak foreign languages as well, but I don't have the talent for it. I'm also here from Habitica after starting over! I have a similar problem where I join too many challenges and then I have too many things to do in one day, so I have to narrow it down to what I really what to achieve. It's tough
@JustMegawatt Hello and thanks by your reading! I was talking about the classification of activities by the Eisenhower matrix, but anyway I made a mistake because I was thinking about a P4 activity when I referred to P1.
In a clear and lean way the Eisenhower matrix classify activities as:
P4 - an not important and not urgent activity - a meaningless activity for your life goals that you should avoid and/or delete from your TODO
P3 - an not important but urgent activity - that you should delegate
P2 - an important but not urgent activity - that you should schedule
P1 - an important and urgent activity - that you should do!
Recently, I'm getting too busy with P4 activities that take my time to do truly productive activities.
Again, thanks by the reading!
@gmldasilva Ah thanks for explaining what the Eisenhower matrix is. P4 activities are the worst, they are not in my To Do list but I still do them (watching videos, etc).
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