TSA #19 – Read

Mar 26, 2012 by

Another easy Truly Simple Action for you this week.  Read.  Read a book.  Actually read two books.

Get on Amazon or head to the local bookstore, or better yet, head down to your local library and pick out 2 books.  Get one fiction book that is fun to read.   Then also get a non-fiction book about something you want to learn about.

They key here is to turn off the TV and enjoy reading a book.  The extra credit is to not only enjoy reading a good story from a good book, but also pick out a book about something you’ve always wanted to learn about.  Pick out something crazy.  Want to learn how to build a house or race top speed across the salt flats of Utah?  Pick out an interesting book on whatever random topic that you want to learn about.

It’s time to read a book and expand your horizons.

I just finished the Steve Jobs biography and am starting on Tina Fey’s latest book Bossypants.

Got any good book recommendations, please leave a comment below.  I’m always looking for a good book.

Ben…

TSA = Truly Simple Actions
The goal of the TSA project is to improve your life and help make this world a better place, one simple action at a time.  Take time this week to do this one simple thing.

Previous TSA’s:
TSA#1 - Buy a meal for someone who needs it
TSA#2 - Go do something fun
TSA#3 - Enough with the plastic bottles
TSA#4 - Learn something new
TSA#5 - Celebrate Christmas
TSA#6 - Start off the new year with a clean room
TSA#7 - Improve
TSA#8 – Tell someone you love them
TSA#9 – Adopt some grandparents
TSA#10 - Organize your life: Inbox edition
TSA#11 - Try a new local restaurant
TSA#12 – Stop watching one TV show
TSA#13 - Do one thing that needs to be done
TSA#14 – Make a Mess
TSA#15 – Give Up
TSA#14 – Make a Mess
TSA#15 – Give Up
TSA#16 – Drink Water
TSA#17 - Slow the F&*! DownTSA #18 – Play Some Cards

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TSA #18 – Play Some Cards

Mar 19, 2012 by

project 365: day 227 Time for another fun TSA this week.  Pick one night this week and invite some friends over to play cards.  Play a game you already know or learn a new one.  My friend Scott taught us pinochle last night and we had a great time laughing and joking as we were making mistakes and trying to learn the many intricacies of the game.  I think I got it, but probably need some practice to figure out the many tricks that comes with years of playing it.

So your Truly Simple Action this week is to play some cards.  Pick one night this week, turn off the TV, and invite some friends over to play some cards.  Also tell me your favorite card game so I can learn a new one.

Ben…

TSA = Truly Simple Actions
The goal of the TSA project is to improve your life and help make this world a better place, one simple action at a time.  Take time this week to do this one simple thing.

Previous TSA’s:
TSA#1 - Buy a meal for someone who needs it
TSA#2 - Go do something fun
TSA#3 - Enough with the plastic bottles
TSA#4 - Learn something new
TSA#5 - Celebrate Christmas
TSA#6 - Start off the new year with a clean room
TSA#7 - Improve
TSA#8 – Tell someone you love them
TSA#9 – Adopt some grandparents
TSA#10 - Organize your life: Inbox edition
TSA#11 - Try a new local restaurant
TSA#12 – Stop watching one TV show
TSA#13 - Do one thing that needs to be done
TSA#14 – Make a Mess
TSA#15 – Give Up
TSA#14 – Make a Mess
TSA#15 – Give Up
TSA#16 – Drink Water
TSA#17 - Slow the F&*! Down

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A nice rainy day for the garden

Mar 17, 2012 by

When I left for a couple of business trips a couple weeks ago, I had one artichoke.  I came back to a garden full of them!  Time to eat some artichokes.  Also getting a nice rain today that will help everything grow.

Ben…

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TSA #17 – Slow the F&*! Down

Mar 15, 2012 by

I meant to post this yesterday but was trying to follow my own advice.  So here it is.  Slow the f&*! down.  Stop doing so much.  Take a moment to stop and breath.

I just got back from back to back shows for work.  The first was GDC up in San Francisco.  I then came home for 10 hours, enough time to do laundry, sleep, kiss my wife, and then leave again to Austin for SXSW.  I got back yesterday and I took the day off to spend some time with my wife. We had grand plans to go to Disneyland, but as I tried to start up the Jeep, the battery was dead.  That was an easy fix, so I set out about geting it done, again rushing to find time to have fun.  Finally we just said we would do Disneyland another day and stayed home and hung out.  I still have a million things to do at home and work from being gone so long, but sometimes you need to slow down and take a break.  We spent a nice day at home, getting some stuff done, but still taking some time to relax.

This is probably one of my biggest areas that I need to work on.  I am always go go go.  I can always squeeze in more projects, more things on my to-do list, one more email while waiting in line somewhere.  I need to constantly remind myself to slow down.  Take a break.  Stop, breath, and let the world turn.

So this week (week’s almost over, sorry), take a moment and stop.  Slow down. Don’t try to do too much. Stop trying to over do it.  Take a moment for yourself and let all of the things you have to do stay where they are.  Take some time for yourself and see how that feels.

Ben…

TSA = Truly Simple Actions
The goal of the TSA project is to improve your life and help make this world a better place, one simple action at a time.  Take time this week to do this one simple thing.

Previous TSA’s:
TSA#1 - Buy a meal for someone who needs it
TSA#2 - Go do something fun
TSA#3 - Enough with the plastic bottles
TSA#4 - Learn something new
TSA#5 - Celebrate Christmas
TSA#6 - Start off the new year with a clean room
TSA#7 - Improve
TSA#8 – Tell someone you love them
TSA#9 – Adopt some grandparents
TSA#10 - Organize your life: Inbox edition
TSA#11 - Try a new local restaurant
TSA#12 – Stop watching one TV show
TSA#13 - Do one thing that needs to be done
TSA#14 – Make a Mess
TSA#15 – Give Up
TSA#14 – Make a Mess
TSA#15 – Give Up
TSA#16 – Drink Water

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TSA #16 – Drink water

Mar 7, 2012 by

This weeks Truly Simple Action is easy.  Drink water.  Lot’s of it.

That’s it.  Seriously, you should be drinking more water.  Also get yourself a good reusable bottle.

Ben…

TSA = Truly Simple Actions
The goal of the TSA project is to improve your life and help make this world a better place, one simple action at a time.  Take time this week to do this one simple thing.

Previous TSA’s:
TSA#1 - Buy a meal for someone who needs it
TSA#2 - Go do something fun
TSA#3 - Enough with the plastic bottles
TSA#4 - Learn something new
TSA#5 - Celebrate Christmas
TSA#6 - Start off the new year with a clean room
TSA#7 - Improve
TSA#8 – Tell someone you love them
TSA#9 – Adopt some grandparents
TSA#10 - Organize your life: Inbox edition
TSA#11 - Try a new local restaurant
TSA#12 – Stop watching one TV show
TSA#13 - Do one thing that needs to be done
TSA#14 – Make a Mess
TSA#15 – Give Up

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