Do you have ‘what if’s?
This past week I’ve continued smothering myself in research for a megga article.
(You’ll love it)
[I hope you’ll love it]
Face down after breakfast, I don’t surface until one or two.
After a quick feed, I saturate until night.
I’m loving it.
My to-dos are loving it.
My to-dos are loving being in buckets.
But not ignored.
Safe in buckets, they’re assured I’ll take a peek when I come up for air.
I have ‘tomorrow’ buckets.
I have ‘next week’ buckets.
I have ‘dream on’ buckets.
I have a life.
But it still needs work.
As I now have friends and coworkers receiving a backlog of up to SIX EMAILS at time.
WHOOSH! What a RUSH.
For all of us.
My responses to Mark’s weekly questions:
What difference would it make to your life if you knew you would never forget another important commitment?
I rarely miss important commitments. I stress. I overwork. I rearrange deadlines. I do my best to never let anyone down.
You’d think the fourth would remove the second and third. Not always.
What would it be like if you could get your commitments off your mind and stay focused in the present?
My firsthand experience? It’s great. It’s a relief. It frees you up to go crazy with being creative.
It’s getting there as far as alleviating stress.
What difference would it make to know that you could review all your current commitments by looking in 5 or 6 convenient ‘buckets’?
I’m not at the heavy duty reviewing bits stage yet.
Some buckets have been created and put away for awhile. Gone. Nice.
Others. Well. Instead of reviewing, I’ve been dipping in when I need a break from being a wild woman.
What buckets do you / could you use to capture your commitments?
I’m trying out several.
(But it hasn’t been a priority. Yet)
Skoach (ADHD-friendly life management software), is endowed with a mother-like personality. It’s great fun. They even come and get you if you ignore them for too long. Just like mom.
iGTD seems a useful GTD tool. I upgraded my Mac just to try it out (yeah, I was the last person in the universe still on the old system). Then spent awhile inputting tasks.
But there’s a ton of stuff still to learn so I have a ways to go before I’m fully integrated in the way it works.
For instance, I haven’t connected macmail. So unlike Skoach, for now it leaves me alone.
Think TexEdit. Think stickies.
Think of all those lists you can jot down.
All stuck together.
On your Mac.
(Dear PC users. My apologies.
Please don’t throw rocks. I’m barely keeping up with Mac offers)
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