Thanks. Seriously, when I read the word "goofy" I breathed a sigh of relief. I'm not
Originally Posted by Metalgeek
sure if I can explain why. Maybe it's that if you think my ideas are "goofy" then it
doesn't sound as if you're angry at me for suggesting them. Or maybe it's that if some of
the ideas are "goofy" then I've succeeded in doing some open-minded brainstorming.
Here's another one: Take breaks at work, and analyse the types of breaks to
see which ones provide you with plenty of recovery and recharging. This is
not necessarily the same as what you feel like doing right then.
For me, exercise, meditation, naps and food recharge me. Reading (on the
computer or a book) can be more appealing but less effective. I haven't quite
decided where solving cryptic crosswords fits in -- it may be somewhat
more effective as a break than reading, for me, though probably not as
good as the other things.
Switching tasks can also be a type of break -- e.g. if you need to talk to
coworkers or something, scheduling that so it breaks up the rest of the workday.
Not sure if having a punching-bag installed in your workplace's gym would
increase or decrease the chances of punching out the monitor.
Only if you want, you could give more detail about how Autotask interferes
with the GTD workflow. It might help people give better answers. What kinds
of solutions are you looking for? What would success look like for the goal
of finding a way to minimize the damage?
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