I’m so far behind on my comic book reading that it’s not even funny.
Currently my unread pile is over 30 comics, some of which date back to several weeks ago. The last Civil War related comic I read was Civil War #3 (or was it #4? I can’t even remember). I’ve been so busy lately that I just can’t seem to catch up! Am I reading too many comics for the limited amount of free time I have, or am I just not utilizing my time correctly?
I think it may be a mix of the two.
So, how many comics do you read each month? Ten? Twenty? I’m currently somewhere around 30 – 50 I believe (I’ll publish a whole list as soon as I can get a print out from the comic shop). How about you? What’s on your list each month? Do you have problems finding the time to keep up with your monthly reads?
Currently I’m taking a look at my life as a whole and creating a schedule to help prioritize my time. I’ve been letting precious hours slip away and I’m sick of it.
I don’t mean that I should have been working in those hours either. I mean that I’ve wasted those hours on work. Whatever happened to the good old days when I could enjoy a walk in the park without some hobby or project hampering my good time? Have I become a work-aholic? For anyone out there that may be going through something similar I recommend the following:
First off make sure that you don’t procrastinate. Procrastinating creates piles, not just of comic books, but of little projects here and there. Those projects (whether they be cleaning a room or making some side cash) start turning in to bigger and bigger projects. The bigger they get, the more you’ll procrastinate. It’s a vicious cycle that will lead to burn out. Get things done early on and you’ll be happier with the end result.
Secondly, don’t take on too much. When you overwhelm yourself with work, hobbies or other leisure you’re opening the door to stress. Try cutting out the less important things. Take regular inventory of your life situation.
Thirdly try to avoid physical clutter. When you clutter up your work space or your living environment it will either immobilize you or make you waste extra time picking up after yourself.
For months now I’ve stressed myself out by taking on way too many small tasks and then procrastinating until they’ve piled up, much like the stack of comics on my shelf. On top of that I’ve become a total slob in recent times as a direct result of my feeling overwhelmed… I just don’t feel I have the time to put something away when I’m through with it. This is a very unhealthy lifestyle that just makes me go around in circles like a dog chasing it’s tail.
Starting immediately I will be begin eliminating stress. How about you?