RUNNING ON EMPTY: DO YOU FEEL YOU DON’T HAVE ENOUGH TIME WORKING

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“I just need more time.”


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The majority of Americans work a 40 hour work week. Now there are those that work more or even less, but the average is 40 hours. With 168 hours in a week, 40 seems like so little time. But when you factor in lunch, travel, getting ready for work, and raising children, as well tending to your significant other and yourself, that time goes fast. So what is a person to do when they work so much they feel they never have enough time for anything else? You have to sit back and assess your life and understand if what you’re doing is worth the fight. Should you be giving this much of yourself to your work.

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We feel we don’t have time, but in reality, we have nothing but time. It’s just that we don’t properly delegate our time the way we should. Time is one of those relative things in life. Because I could be working my overnight job and time flies even though I have been there for 10 hours, versus 4 – 5 hours previously worked in a different role. So how does one aspect of time differ from another? It’s because we all have the same 24 hours, but they way we dictate our time is going to have an effect on the way we perceive time.

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When you’re working a job, it seems like time never ticks if you don’t like your job. Once again, this is relative because people who love their work never have enough time. But in the moment when you’re working, you will work and work and work and work, yet only 10 minutes have passed. But getting ready for work time flies. The last hour of work is long, but the 45 minutes to 1 hour to get home is fast. Anytime you take time out for self, life won’t be at a stand still. Once again, our perception of time is dictated by our perception of an activity that we take part in given our mental state of fulfillment.

you will never understand

People will tell you all day that you don’t understand. You have more time to yourself and they have all these obligations. They are constantly empty once work is complete. In reality time is not the problem with people running on empty. The reason you wish you had more time is because daily life is a mental drain. You’re mentally and sometimes physically drained. So you have time, it’s used sleeping and sitting around. Just think, remember earlier I said 168 hours in a week. Well, 40 hours for work, there is 120 left. You sleep 7 – 8, and now you have between 64 and 71 hours left. You travel to and from work 5 days a week, now you’re down to 54 – 61 hours left. If you have children, that is a massive chunk, but so many people don’t. Let me ask you something, what are you doing with all that time?


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SCIENCE BEHIND HUMAN ENERGY: HOW PEOPLE BRING YOU CLOSE TO THEM OR REPEL FROM THEM

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“We connect in the strangest ways.”


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Ever meet someone that the moment you come across them, you instantly get connected? Or better yet, you ever meet someone and instantly get turned off by them? It’s because of the energy they give off. It doesn’t always mean they are a bad person. Like me for example, I am not someone who is approachable, but it has nothing to do with who I am as a person. But my energy is not welcoming so people get an idea about me from the behavior. Then people find out who I really am, and they say, “Oh, didn’t realize that.”

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Sir Issac Newton’s Thermal Dynamics regarding energy neither lost or destroyed, just transferred from one party to the next speaks volumes about human energy. How we transfer energy through actions and conversation is impressive. I can call someone on a telephone, who is in a happy mood. Transfer my bad mood onto them, and they leave bad, and me feeling good. We are probably wondering, what are the mechanics that make up the ability to transfer negativity on to other people. And yes, there is always a scientific explanation as to why this is able to take place.

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For some reason, we are able to hold on to traumatic experiences longer than those that feel good. Meaning, it is hard for me to remember moments when my mother bought us gifts for Christmas, as we set around the tree opening them. But I remember the entire day of September 11th 2001. Now, granted that is on a much larger scale of something negative, even on a much smaller level we retain what’s bad, something that hurts us. We as humans are very fragile creatures. And at every turn we seek to do good and feel good. It requires work to do so, but feeling bad is easy. What takes work that is good always is hard to retain, than what you don’t want to come in contact with. So transferring negativity becomes easy because we are constantly open to the bad things. Closing yourself off is a job you have to work at. So when people bring negativity to you, it transfers easily if you have not worked hard enough at removing it from your life.


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GOOD MENTAL SPIRITUAL ENERGY: HOW IT EFFECTS YOUR HAPPINESS

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Let it radiate out.”


INTRODUCTION

How many of you maintain a good spiritual energy about yourself on a daily basis? Meaning, putting yourself in a great place that is channeled into your beliefs of what you hope to expect in life and what you hope will not happen. Great mental spirituality can make you a very happy person if you are in the right mental state. For so long a lot of where we have gotten our spiritual energy was from our held belief in religion. But you have people who are atheist that believe in the powers of spirituality. And when you look at various forms of spirituality, this is especially true.

FORMS OF SPIRITUALITY

The different forms of how a person may get their good mental spiritual energy to radiate into happiness.

  • EXERCISE FORM

When observing how we exercise that contribute to our spiritual happiness, one stands out the most; yoga. Yoga is a very spiritual workout that trains the body how to move, stretch, and contort into different movements. The level of discipline you need can ultimately positively effect other aspects of life which will contribute to health as well as happiness.

  • RELIGIOUS FORM

There is the most prevalent form of turning your good mental spiritual energy into happiness, and that is religious beliefs. I have seen everyone from friends and family, to strangers increasing their happiness tend-fold because of their belief in a higher power. Given that life is so tough, they reach for something greater outside of themselves. It is these practices that have worked for thousands of years and continues to work today.

  • AESTHETICS FORM

This aspect of contributing to good mental spiritual energy can mean something as simple as looking in the mirror liking what you see. I will tell you from experience, a good haircut or new outfit makes you feel good. Doesn’t have to be the most expensive item, but the new look is a good feeling. So that outside appearance really makes a difference in how you feel.

  • CONSUMING FORM

And the last form of that good mental spirit is the food and beverages you consume. Eating healthy can really make you feel good, and not only contributes to long term good health, but the ability to avoid sicknesses contribute to happiness. No one likes going to the doctor’s office. So knowing your health is in good standing is a plus.

ALL IN ALL

Overall, the feeling of good mental spiritual energy is what makes life worth living. If you are not in that state, I suggest you find a means to do so. Because living on this Earth in a negative form will inevitably bring you down and force you to lose interest in life.


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RUNNING ON EMPTY: TRYING TO DO TOO MUCH AT ONCE

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“Take it easy people.”


Have you ever had the feeling like you’re operating on fumes. And what do I mean by fumes. I mean people who spend their days running from one place to another; whether it’s running errands for the house or tending to your children. For me, I am pursuing a career as an artist, so I am all over the map. But let me break down the type of artist. I came to New York City pursuing a career in screenwriting/filmmaking in the year 2011. And since then, I have written two books, made two short films, and wrote nearly ten screenplays as a practice to get better as a writer. Oh, and let’s not forget the two blogs I started on WordPress and Medium, with photography and podcasting coming in the year 2018. So as you can see, I am all over the map. But there is more structure to my work than you might expect.

But with the structure comes the feeling of running on empty. That feeling you get when trying to accomplish too much at once. So, you have to sit back and assess situations; come to the conclusion on what needs to be done first. Prioritizing is very important when trying to figure out your task at hand. Knowing what you should be working on, and what will aid you in getting to where you have to go faster and more efficient. Like I said before, you might think I am doing a lot, but I am a very productive person. But for those that are less productive, they could use a little assistance in the areas where I am typically strong. Here are a few pointers for working smarter so you have less stress and more energy.

THE MARATHON METHOD

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When I am working, I utilize my time like someone running a marathon. You don’t run a marathon all out because that is virtually, if at all possible. You must race to stay with the pack, at times putting a little burst of speed to keep the other runners on their toes. But also you’re putting yourself into position as well, not to mention anticipating the strength of the other people around you. And that is how I work; make sure to put enough into your work, then slow down a little bit. Give yourself time to assess the work you have done thus far. And if it’s going to be a long day, I typically go hard early, then coast a little bit; opening up my stride throughout the afternoon. And if I am working through the evening, then I reignite like earlier in the day. People wonder where my energy comes from, it’s because I know how to work smarter not faster. But I also have learned over the years the limitations of my body.

PLAN AHEAD

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Have a plan for what you’re going to be working on the day of. This might be the night before, days, or even weeks earlier. For me, I like to walk great distances to the computer lab at my former graduate school where I contribute to my blog and write my screenplays. This way, it gives me time to think about a particular topic for when I sit down and start. Now what’s interesting about me, is that I don’t think about a topic to write. Thinking about a topic to write, makes writing harder for me. When I want to plan my day for writing, I think about something totally unrelated to writing, so once I sit down to write, I have a topic to write about.

KNOWING YOU MEANS A MORE SUCCESSFUL YOU

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A big, big understanding you must have of yourself is a strong sense of self awareness. Know what your mind and body can take as you work. I am someone who can work all day everyday, and rarely get tired. But that is me, you might work a different way. Now notice I said work all day everyday, but I didn’t say on what I was working on. My day consist of me working on a few chosen projects, maybe even one if I feel I can be more productive with the one. I never try to put too much on my plate at one time. All that does is cause unnecessary stress and tension that you don’t have to have in your life. So only carry a load in which you know you can hold.

POSSIBILITIES: In the end, knowing how to manage your time and stress levels can lead to a more prosperous and satisfying life. Too often, we try to cram everything in at once because we have this tomorrow is not promised to us mentality. And to an extent, we are not promised tomorrow, but on average, we are given another day. So when you try to cram so much in, in one day, you inevitably drain yourself for the next day. You become less productive and less efficient, thus feeling as if you’re running on empty.


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LAWS OF ATTRACTION: WHY GOOD LOOKING IS MORE THAN LOOKING GOOD

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“You can’t help who you like.”


The laws of attraction are an aspect of our daily lives that is kind of hard to explain. I have had to deal with having an attraction to someone and that someone was actually in a relationship. But you can’t help the physiological feeling you get when you come across someone. They have a different impact on you that makes you kind of lose your cool. They have your undivided attention and for some reason, you tend to listen when they speak a lot more than others. I have had this exist only a few times in my life, and each time the person was in a monogamous relationship. Yet even with the relationship, it still didn’t matter because you have this feeling. Now, it’s not infatuation or the feeling to stalk, yet it makes you unfettered by the idea that that person is in a relationship. So where does this euphoric feeling come from.

I don’t know where it comes from, and my feeling was toward two coworkers in the same work environment. It wasn’t so much as the two people were physically attractive as it was their perceived confidence. Their assurance in themselves made them quite appealing to me. But was that all. Maybe the idea of me not being able to date them is something else that made them more attractive. Because it’s like the saying, “We all want something we can’t have.” And the problem is, is that once we do get the thing we wanted, sometimes it’s not even that big of a deal. The idea of wanting it seems that much more special, than actually having it. So like I asked before, “Where does it come from?” And I am not referring to just finding someone attractive. I’m talking about being so into them, that you don’t want to hurt their significant other, but the other is just not important to you.

Well, there all kinds of definitions for why we have these attractions to one another. You would think that there is this one aspect of life we can look to and say that, that it. But the reality is that attraction is not just a physical attraction, but the energy the person gives off. Me, for example, I give off the energy that I am not in the mood to be bothered. But in getting to know me, I have a lot of knowledge and a lot to say. But the problem is, is when you are an introvert in your personal life, and an extrovert in your career pursuits people get confused. When it comes to my career goals, I jump right out there. But my personal life is more of a, “Who is he, and why does he exist really.” Whereas my career pursuit is, “I jump, knowing I can and may fall flat on my face, but I do it anyways.” So when people find out I have an attraction to someone it strikes takes them by surprise because I am not this open book person.

In the end, the laws of attraction, the energy that someone lets off makes you like them for some reason. Whenever they come around, your mood shifts, and it becomes difficult to be in their presence. But you manage to do so, even at the cost sometimes of being uncomfortable internally. And sometimes, just sometimes; you are able to tell them how you genuinely feel.


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TYPE SOCIETY: Technological Advancement Effects on the World

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“Is it all good ?”

We are still not even a Type 1 civilization on earth. As long as humans occupied this planet we are nowhere near that type. You may ask yourselves, “What exactly is a type civilization?” Well the type civilizations comes from the Kardashev scale that is used to gauge a civilization’s technological advancement due to the energy used for communications. Right now in our civilization, we sit at roughly .78. Now the humans species scientifically has been calculated at around 250,000 years or more. Large amount of time to be in a place and only be .78.

What keeps us from further progressing on to at least one or maybe even a two someday? There are a few reasons as to way starting with capabilities. The capabilities of man is not there yet. But we are moving very fast especially when looking over the past few decades. From the 1960’s when man was put on the moon, up until now. Prior to the moon landing, very little has been accomplished on that level. We’ve had flight, the light bulb, and telephones, but landing on the moon is a tough act to follow. So time continues to tick, as we look for the next technological advancement or expedition. What else stands in the way, well a lot social concerns.

One of the other issues is religious. Fundamental religious beliefs will hinder so much advancement over time. Well why, why is religion a enemy of technology? It’s a hindrance because people believe a higher power created everything. And if humans are able to harness the energy on earth to control what the bible says is impossible, then it makes religions seem futile. Of course it would still serves as moral and ethical a template in how to live your life, but it would eliminate any existence of you being created by a divine deity. And since people can’t deal with the fact that this is it, and this is all they have to look forward to, they’d reject so much advancement. It’s not that technology aims to destroy religion, it’s just that society changes and religion remains constant rendering religion irrelevant.

What other social constraint is placed on advancement? Well, that would fall under sociopolitical issues. Depending on what political party is in control in whatever country, there is this push pull tug of war. Let’s say in the United States for example. There is a break through technologically, but Democrats and Republicans disagree. Not on it being of use to humanity, but which party will be in control once it’s launched. That party could potentially take some sort of responsibility for it coming to market once approval is given.

Another hindrance of moving from type civilization to type civilization would be the access to capital. Well, whose in environments with limited access? That would be third world countries. Meaning economics is another reason why technology lags and progression becomes stagnant. With all that has been said so far, what does a Type 1,2,3,4, and 5 look like. Well we are closer already to the type 1 civilization which is a planetary community. But in addition to this community, it would mean controlling certain aspects of earth: the weather or even natural disasters. What if we reach one, then what would two look like on earth?

A type 2 would mean something on a much higher level. The level of manipulating stars of our planet. Let’s say some object was making it’s way to earth. In today’s society it would mean total extension if big enough. But if we were a type Image result for type 2 civilization2, then we could manipulate other planets by placing them in the path, deflecting the object. Or we could use the energy we are able to harness to evaporate the object. Better yet, we would even have the ability to move our planet out of the way of the object. But, if you think that’s
impressive, what about type 3.

You mean there’s another level, yeah. Type 3 is even more advanced, hard to believe we could ever reach this level. But if by some miracle we do reach this level what can we accomplish? We wouldImage result for type 3 civilization be considered the master race of people. We could also stretch across galaxies meaning moving faster than the speed of light. In addition meaning we could teleport, which is only theoretical in society today.

But then there is another level up. The next level up is the type 4 civilization. Which in my opinion is not going to happen most likly ever. If it took us 250,000 years to get here, you can forget about it. Image result for type 4 civilizationThis is the level at which man could control the energy in our entire universe. Hahahaha! It’s laughable because we only harness 20 billionths of the sun’s energy, must less the energy of the universe. But guess what, there is still one more level to advancement. And that is the type 5!

Type 5 is the highest level. Type 4 is controlling the energy of the universe. So what can be more impressive than controlling all the energy of the universe as well as moving at the speed of light. This basically means defining all laws of physics. This level Image result for GODSwould make us GODS! But some would say, gods can control weather, natural disasters, manipulate objects in space, and control universal energy. No no, we’re talking creating a whole new universe, with planets, species, the bang.

But is there any real reason to reach these levels. I mean, people want to inevitably figure out how to exist on this planet. If we could find a way to feed every human on earth, we really don’t even need a reason for Type 3 – 5. But as long as there are all these social, political, and religious concerns present, reaching type 1 is still difficult.