I'm trying to create some categories to help myself and eventually others to organize tasks, projects, and their life in general.
For example, one category is habits. If done frequently over time habits provide major benefits. E.g. exercise, sleep, reading.
The opposite category would be vices. If done frequently over time vices causes major negative consequences. E.g. angry outburst, junk food, excessive TV watching.
Here comes the problem. One of my categories is somewhat hard to put a label on. So far I have called it Sinks. Sinks are responsibilities, projects and people which provides little to no value for you, and at the same time costs you a lot of time, energy and money.
Examples of sinks
- "Friends" whom you have grown apart from, but still feel forced to be with.
- A promise you made to be nice, but now have turned into a long term responsibility which you absolutely hate and really want to be free of.
- A job which causes you so much stress and misery that the salary seems negligible in comparison.
I hope this gives you a rough idea of what I'm talking about.
Sooo... What do you think? Is the word sink appropriate, or is there an even better word out there? I'd love to hear your opinion.