Time Management = happiness
At all times in life good and bad, find something to hold on to. Sometimes the only solution to a problem is time. Don't waste your day stressing out about something you are unable to fix at the moment. Categorize, and start the checklist of things you can knock out one at a time instead of worrying about things you want to do but can't at the moment.
Always ask yourself am I maximizing my time? There are always going to be caveats like self care and sleep yes. However, there is a fine line between self care and laziness. Because of the position I'm in, I have to make sure I am maximizing my time for my kids, girlfriend, family, and Warriors Next Adventure. I can't always accomplish everything I need to in a day because I bite off more than I can chew at times. I'm ok with that. Im aware not everyone is like me but I have what I like to call idle hand syndrome. If I am not doing something productive, I feel depressed or lazy. I do catch myself some times in that mindset, however it doesn't last long. My self care time is creating something. I've learned that one of my favorite things to create is #wnapodcast. I love the conversations I get to have with amazing people like Jeremy Scharlow, TJ Kreutzer, Mark Mortensen, Guff McGuffey to name a few. (Yes I love all my other guests too but I've done like 20 episodes). Those heartfelt deep conversations about life are my sweet spot. I also built a woodshop in my garage so now I can build things like the Vegvísir plaques, garden beds and more. On top of all that I love lifting weights and training jiu-jitsu. One thing I don't lack, is hobbies.
If you properly manage your time, you can be unstoppable. Find out how you can turn something you love into a profession. I love hiking, rock climbing, mountain climbing and deep conversations that help people improve their lives. So I started a non-profit to help end veteran suicide by doing these things that I love and taking veterans with me. I have had some of the best conversations in my life over the past year and a half on top of mountains, in the woods, on the lake and more. I took what I loved and I made it valuable to other people. Now hundreds of veterans a year can hold on to one more thing.
I recently had a veteran tell me how much he was looking forward to our Mt.Elbert climb June 27th 2020 that it consumed him. It gave him something to look forward to. Because of my time management with WNA, I gave a veteran something to hold on to and that brings tears to my eyes every time. I turned something I love into hope for others and you can too.
Veterans sharing their experiences