Originally Posted by sonia13de
I feel the solution, with friends is to let them know I gotta get it done but admittedly they like to come up to me w/ interruptions from random YouTube videos they wanna show me to advice on some matter. Maybe the issue is learning how to let people know I don't want to be bothered. What's interesting is that throughout the years I certainly credit the GTD methodology in getting me from UCLA and onward (w/ apparent ease); but I have to admit that whenever I tell others of what I need to accomplish for the day (in whichever context), most look at me like I'm simply fiddling with my time, so as to seem productive. On the contrary, I know when I feel i'm kicking butt in my productivity, varying success on different days. But thats just it. On days when I wake up alone and have a full day to myself from morning to night, I'll usually tackle so much more in the day when I outline my day and plan for unexpected interruptions many but not all distractions.
On days when I'm w/ ppl, from friends, family and beyond I'll try to convince myself that I can still get some of my online actions done simply because I'll have my iPhone w/ me but truth is I need much more than that; some space, quiet, concentration.