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.
- Job Performance
- Mid-Term Savings
- Coworker Relations (outside of work)
- 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.