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.
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.