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.
We're so used to the usual format for a to-do list that we rarely stop to think if it actually works for us. Maybe something a bit different would work better. Try to experiment and find new formats for your tasks, keep what works (or at least doesn't get in your way), and lose the rest. Here's a bunch of ideas to try out!
The main point of the brain dump is to write things down without thinking about them (too much). The next step is where you start thinking and organizing and categorizing and prioritizing. That's what gets you a good to-do list - and a good to-do list is invaluable for actually achieving your goals!
A "productivity system" is the name of the process and any tools you use to make sure you do the things you want and need to do. It might also be a name for something someone might sell you, all in the name of "doing more in less time". What's the simplest productivity system which will let you get a grip on your life?