Off the Wagon Too! And happy??? (maybe)
Well, today I just felt so overwhelmed with all these lists, these projects, somedays/maybes, etc . . . that I tossed them all!! I sat down with an index card and made a simple list of what I want to get done today. And you know what??? It feels so much better! I feel more open. I know what I need to get done today - nothing else to worry about. No context. No, "i have 5 minutes, what can i be doing". None of that. Today I have 5 things to do. I'm going to get them done. All those other "NAs" - I don't want to see them. I only want to see my 5 for today.
I'm not advocating completely throwing GTD out the window or anything like that. I just wanted to share.
Do you trust your system?
Just a thought: Do you (or did you) trust your system? After writing all the stuff, do you still want to keep it in head, and therefore get frustrated? Do you keep thinking about the size of stuff that you have got down?
Originally Posted by VanessaLeigh
Another curiosity: what will happen to thoughts (which you cannot stop) such as, "oh yes, I need to do something about that!"? How will you decide what five things you will do today in the first place?
As many others find convenient, it is all right if you make a list of things to do today out of your NA lists (and then keep the entire inventory away for the day - perhaps). Especially it might be intimidating to look at long lists when your energies are low.
I hope you have not entirely dumped your inventory; you have just pushed it aside out of frustration, and still have a chance to have it back if you feel so.