New method to choose a task
I am experiment a new method and I'd like to share it with the readers of this forum.
I naturally tend to procrastinate, keep things on my lists and make them longer and longer.
When I look to a LONG list (60+ elements) I feel demotivated and I find hard to choose a task to do.
In the last days I have been trying using a random number generator (http://www.random.org/):
1 - I put the total number of tasks in the generator and obtain a number "x"
2 - I choose the task number "x" in my list (which is ordered alphabetically)
3 - I choose between: Doing the task, Move the task to Someday/Maybe list, Delete the task
4 - After step 3, I go again to step 1.
This forces me to reduce the number of tasks on my list and relieves me the stress to choose.
I don't use it everytime, but when I am at a lower state of energy, it helps me.
Has anyone ever used a similar method?
What do you think of it?
What happened to your intuition?
I appreciate the creativity of these, but what about your intuition (gut, butt, heart)? Are you trusting that as well? That's the true decision maker, according to GTD.
My intuition is still alive!
Thanks Kelly, thanks everybody for commenting on this "strange" method...
Originally Posted by kelstarrising
I am not using this method frequently. Actually I think I have used it no more than 3 or 4 times in the last two weeks and only for my longest lists (@Pc expecially).
I periodically have time of solitude and reflection where I review my areas of focus, my overall goals for the year, my "life plan" and this helps me choosing INTUITIVELY which tasks accomplish every day.
Just when I am low-energy and want to "force" myself to remove unimportant things on my lists... I use this method, who temporarly relieves me the stress of choosing.
I realize it is connected with my personal attitudes and character, so it can be absolutely useless for many other people.