I have an Underactive Thyroid (Hypothyroidism) which means as far as energy goes at the moment I have very little. This causes me concern with regards to GTD, because I have the system in place. Everything is sorted, but lacking energy with regards to GTD almost means I am lacking one of the key components. Do things based on Context, Time, Energy and Priority. OK with all but Energy, this at the moment for me tends to be a constant. Very low energy all of the time. I am taking medication and this is reviewed every six weeks, but as it is going I am only seeing very marginal increases. Hopefully long term this will be resolved.
But for the moment, I am in this constant state of low energy. I am at least getting all of the low energy Next Actions done, but I can't keep going like this. I need to address some of my more involved Next Actions. Things are sliding only due to the low energy. I need to somehow kick-start myself into getting the other things done, and perhaps I am using this low energy as an excuse in my own mind, I don't know?
I just feel frustrated, that I am not moving with things. In a way I am wondering whether to go back to more of a Daily ToDo List type of approach at least for the short term. Setting things out for the day that I have to get done for that day. Almost I suppose forcing myself to work on things even with the low energy. But then if I am not doing these things from within my GTD system, what would be different with a Daily ToDo list?
I just can't make my mind up how best to address this problem of low energy all of the time. Don't get me wrong on occasions my energy levels do peak, and then I do get things done that require either more physical or mental energy so I know GTD is working in that respect. But for the most part these days are few and far between.
I certainly don't think there is a solution to this, the ultimate solution will be to get the right medication and the right dose to get me back to normal. But I can't see that happening soon, it could be probably six months or even a year before I am A1 fit again.
But if anybody has any ideas on how I can adapt things for the moment to address this problem of low energy I would really appreciate hearing them.
All the best