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Jan 3, 2016 | | Say something

I don’t have resolutions, I just got a job.

As an artist I relish limitations because I’m absolutely terrible at choosing things arbitrarily.

(If you consider that most people mean “unexpected” when they say “random,” then their description of me becomes a lot easier to understand: they’re idiots.)

I have had an immensely difficult time deciding on a stream schedule because I have a completely unstructured life.

The only commonality I see in a “best twitch schedule” is consistency.

I completely lack consistency.

I am slime.

Now that I have a job I have a block of time which will always be occupied by something I don’t want to do.

This has a cascading effect: when should I be sleeping so I can perform well at my job, with the remaining free time when will I go to the gym. If I’m going to the gym I should correct my diet so the effort isn’t wasted.

By process of elimination, my stream schedule will decide itself. By doing many things which kinda suck, I might actually enjoy streaming as a hobby, rather than some pipe dream career pursuit.

I had this problem with acting.

I decided to prioritize my schedule around both my job and Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs.

Physiological

  1. Sleep
  2. Diet
  3. Exercise

Security

  1. Job Performance
  2. Retirement
  3. Mid-Term Savings

Belonging

  1. Dates
  2. Friends
  3. Coworker Relations (outside of work)

Esteem

  1. Streaming
  2. Writing
  3. Performance (any scripted work, acting/comedy, distinct from the twitch stream)

The higher the tier the more important it is, and within each tier, given things are more important to me based on frequency.

Example 1: I sleep every day but I don’t eat every day, and I’ll usually prefer to take a nap before I cook. I have made a personal goal to go to the gym on a daily basis, but the exercise I prefer (lifting) is something I’ll do at most 3 times per week, rather than multiple times per day.

Example 2: I can’t save for retirement if I don’t have a job, so I have to do well in my work. I likewise cannot afford to go on dates or pay for my streaming costs. But I also cannot perform well if I am poorly rested or inadequately fed.

Example 3: I’ll generally skip a stream if it means I can listen to my girl try to hide a fart at a restaurant.

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