Unless you're a robot, you have an "off" day every now or then. You know - when your body says "no, I don't think so" to everything your mind suggests. Or when your mind is too scattered and unfocused to even think about being productive. Or when you're tired, not feeling well, unmotivated, don't have enough spoons, feel ill or sick... But you still gotta do stuff, because such is life. How do you still keep up with your to-do list and do what needs to be done, even when you're not bringing your A-game to it? (Or even B-game, for that matter...)
So you fell down a metaphorical hole and got stuck. You can’t bring yourself to do more than the bare minimum. You feel like you’re wasting your days but you just can’t get back in the groove. You can’t muster up the energy to work on that project you were so excited about just 2 months ago. What do you do?
The modern world is so full of distractions, it’s easy to keep paying attention to things that don’t help us reach our goals. Or we get so overwhelmed with a multitude of things worthy of our attention that we get stuck and can’t focus on any of them. We must consciously choose what to focus on and that means prioritizing.
Your mind has a tendency to constantly remind you about any unfinished business. With the simple act of a “brain dump” or a “mind sweep”, you’ll achieve a sense of peacefulness and calm. And free your brain up for more important tasks than worrying!
What can you do when you’re wide awake at dawn-o’clock and would very much like to go back to sleep, thank you? Of course, presuming you don’t have to, say, deliver a report you completely forgot about at 8 am the following morning. Here are some things you can do - try them out the next time you’re staring at the ceiling in the dark, waiting for the alarm!
There are odes to bullet journals, testimonials about their life-changing influence, streams of BuJo page photos, and blog posts from millions of fans. The Bullet Journal seems to be a magic bullet! But why is bullet journaling so effective?
Advice on productivity and task management and dealing with life in general tells you to use a to-do list to keep track of things that need doing, and a calendar or a schedule to keep track of things you need to do at an exact point in time. And of course, there’s the advice of adopting daily habits for things you want to improve. A better way of dealing with this issue is to plan out your day and combine all of the tasks and habits and appointments together in one place.
How do you get out of a slump and jump back into your life with joy? Some people need a drastic change to motivate them and get them running, but many of us run out of steam quickly and the dumps return with a vengeance. It’s better to take it slow, but make sure you’re going in the right direction. Here are some baby steps to get you out of the dumps!
GTD may bring great benefits to your wellbeing, but it may not work for everyone. Even if you decide that "full GTD" is not for you, try out at least some of the ideas presented by GTD. These 6 ideas may help you build a better system of your own.