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Sunday: Church-related or spiritual things.
Monday: Running.
Tuesday: Books.
Wednesday: Transportation.
Friday: Green living.

06 April 2011

E is for Easygoing

They say you don't get road rage when you're walking. This tracks with my own experience, actually. I also don't get road rage when I'm cycling: not much, anyway. Or when sitting on the bus. So if road rage is getting you down, you might need to leave the car behind from time to time.

And that's the extent of my car-free message for today. You know what else I'm easygoing about? Homework. Writing. Running. Pretty much everything, actually. Which is only problematic when I want to get something done. Like, for example, the five papers I have due in the next four weeks. Or editing my NaNo novel by the end of May. Poor Word document hasn't see the light of day in weeks.

So, what do you do when your life is a bit too on the easygoing side?

25 comments:

mybabyjohn said...

Sit back and enjoy it cause I know it's all going to catch with me eventually.

Faith said...

Easygoing? What? What's that?!?!

LOL. I'm extremely high-strung, high-stress, and rushing around busy 99.9% of the time. I need to learn how to be more easygoing about life...

Monti said...

Easygoing?!!! That's impossible for me. Guess it will happen one day, but not yet, not any time soon, I hope!!!

Monti
http://marymontaguesikes.blogspot.com/

Summer Ross said...

Honestly I don't let life get to far on the "easy" side- it drives me crazy- I'm always at a chaotic busy and if I'm not I'm a very depressed person.

http://summersvoice.blogspot.com/

Loralie Hall said...

lol - interesting thought/point. I'm always easygoing/high stress about the wrong things. If I could learn how to flip what I worry about and don't, life would be much peachier :-D

Su said...

@mybabyjohn: That's what I'm afraid of. :/

@Faith: I'm doing the rushing about busy thing, but I'm keeping busy with the wrong stuff, methinks.

@Monti: I'm pretty sure it's possible to be busy and laid back. I just don't know anyone who actually does it...

@Summer: Busy is okay, chaotic and I'll lose my mind. One of the reasons I like being car-free: my pace of doing stuff is slower by necessity!

@Loralie: Yeah, I think that's what my issue is. Too busy with the wrong stuff, when I have more important things I ought to be doing.

Michael Di Gesu said...

I just recently been in the easy-going phase. Leaving freezing Chicago for the sunny shores of Florida to escape the the late winter and early spring was the best for me.

mshatch said...

running definitely helps - and like Michael said, nothing like warmer climes to slip into easy going mode.

Tiger85 said...

I just try to focus on one thing at a time. Other wise I'm going constantly and then just hit the floor eventually. =)

http://tigeronmybookshelf.blogspot.com/

GigglesandGuns said...

I love riding public transportation. I'd rather do that than drive.
I've mellowed a lot and am more easygoing than ever.


MaryV

Jo Schaffer said...

After living in LA all other road rage seems more like road irritation.

When I'm too easy going I make myself accountable to someone else. Then I can't let them down. That's what is awesome about a writing group. I love mine. (=

Ella said...

Great attitude; walking works for me! I wish I could run~ Love your easy breezy tude~

Cherie Reich said...

I think it is great to be easygoing about most things. Making lists of what I have to do and taking one thing at a time helps motivate me. I like crossing things off that list and feeling a sense of accomplishment. I like to think I'm pretty easygoing about most things, though...or I try to be. :)

Devin Bond said...

I'm probably too easygoing with the wrong things. I can't stand being stressed though, so I'd rather be too easygoing than high strung.

Haha, I'm the type of person who works/does homework right away so I can be lazy the rest of the time.

Su said...

@Michael: Aaah, Florida. My Gran's family all live there... I'm sure it's time for me to visit! ;)

@mshatch: I really do need to stay on top of my running. I just see due dates & panic, so I skip my run, which does nothing for my mental state.

@Tiger: Good plan!

@Giggles: You are speaking my language! I love public transport-- not sure that I'll ever go back to car ownership. Not while I'm living in a city where I can avoid it, anyway.

@Jo: Yeah, I bet living in LA puts a lot of things in perspective. ;) Good plan about accountability!

@Ella: Thanks!

@Cheri: Ooh, crossing things off a list is a huge motivator!

@Devin: Me, too-- I'm not good with the stress thing. I'm a combination when it comes to homework-- I do the stuff I like first, but procrastinate on the rest. I should probably do it the other way around. :/

Belle Wong said...

I'm the same way, and you're right - it only really ever gets in the way when I actually want to get something done (I'm behind in the A-Z challenge, for example!) :)

Trisha said...

I kind of get 'street rage' when I'm waiting for 20 mins just to cross a road. Or when a bicycle coming in the wrong direction up a one-way street nearly cleans me up :P

Lisa Potts said...

Good luck with all of those projects. it's hard to do everything. There's just not enough time in a day.

Su said...

@Belle: If only we didn't have things that needed to be done, eh?

@Trisha: When you're walking? If I had to wait that long, then yeah, I'd be annoyed. And cyclists that ignore traffic laws bug me-- they make the rest of us look bad. >.<

@Lisa: Thanks! Either they will get done or the semester will end, whichever comes first!

Tamara McRill said...

Think you're on to something there! ;) I'm pretty easy-going about the small things--dishes, filing, etc. If things pile up too bad, then they get taken care of.

Su said...

I guess it does make most of my days nice to let things go... it's just the days when I finally have to attack them that it gets dicey.

....Petty Witter said...

Not a car driver, my means of transport is Madge, my electric wheelchair and I can tell you I suffer from terrible 'pavement' rage mainly brought on by drivers blocking the path by leaving their car with two wheels on the road and two wheels on the kerb - aaaggghhhhh.

Su said...

And you are totally justified in your pavement rage. All our advances in technology, and we still can't manage to make 'common courtesy' or 'common sense' actually common. :(

Margaret Hall said...

Well, I find that my rage right now is not the road rage, letting the idiot that is driving and swerving, but with the gas prices~! Easygoing?...Well...Just when I think that my schedule is easygoing and I fall into complacency, then I GET BEHIND~! Just like not being able to keep up my fave bloggin' and commentin'~!! But, we all need to just stop, take a deep breath and reorganize...Liked your post~!!! Good luck with your May deadline...

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Su said...

Gas prices make me happy that I'm car-free. Sorry. And you're right about the easygoing/fall behind cycle-- that's exactly how it works!