In 2019, what area are you “making space” for?
“In 2019, I am making space to be more present in life. “— Nick Smith, Student and Developer at LifeSpace / Coach Simple
In 2019, I am making space to be more present in life. That is, I strive to take part in more activities with my friends, spend quality time with the ones I love, and truly take advantage of the incredibly beautiful world that I live in.
Share your journey and why this is important to you
As a full-time student at the University of California San Diego and a young developing professional at a growing technology company, my mindset is frequently shifted between two sets of priorities.
As a result, I often find myself torn between the same critical decisions – spend the next eight hours working through one of my assignments or focus my time towards a client’s project whose deadline seems to always approach at an alarming rate.
On top of that, I have to deal with the constant technological distractions that have plagued my generation’s ability to effectively get things done.
Nowadays, you see students flip open their phones ten minutes into a lecture instead of asking that burning question they had been thinking about since last week.
Even worse, when it comes to completing homework, a TV show often becomes the normal accompaniment. Socks and sandals don’t work together, just as TV and homework shouldn’t work together either.
How would you like to inspire others?
With my story, I would like to inspire others to focus on what matters the most in their life and do everything they can to achieve that. In my situation, I want to make space to be more present in life.
I want to cut the wasted hours of back and forth emails from my life. I want to eliminate the urge to watch a video or open my phone instead of opening up a book or exploring the world around me. Hopefully with this story others will feel the same way.
How do you use LifeSpace to achieve your goals personally and professionally?
At the moment, I use LifeSpace to effectively organize the most important resources for both my student life and professional life. As a student, I’m constantly bogged down with a growing set of websites to access for each of my quarterly classes. Multiply that number by four, and you’ve got a jungle of electronic resources that need to be strategically organized.
With LifeSpace, I’ve created an individual space for each of my classes and inserted resource links for each of the websites that I need to access every single day, reducing the digging and helping me avoid the inevitable distractions.
In my professional life, I am constantly diving into task-driven software in order to complete and track my client’s projects. Since these projects are web-based and often require multiple scopes of access, I find LifeSpace crucial in organizing the resources required to complete my tasks for each specific client.