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A simple contacts manager, notable for merging multiple entries into one.
A wonderful simple calendar app.
I use a "death" model to organize my content.
Projects and individual items have a life cycle from birth and life, to death and interment. There is also well-defined horror-fantasy terminology for "undeath".
maybe more will be written, but this seems to be good for now.
You are chained to things that make you unproductive. Unproductive not only in terms of your responsibilities but also your desires. They are a strain not only on your time but also on your peace of mind.
Unplugging targets a wide number of associated things, freeing up time and considerations to be put toward things which are specifically-desired. Instead of effort being put toward problems, passion is put toward desires.
This action is meant to take the whole day, and be regularly repeated. It is meant to be a defined branch of time management and a fundamental philosophy.
The right way to go about all of this would be to print this off. Better yet, write it all out by hand; make it yours.
This original concept was written quite differently: Unplugging--2007-05-27
Reading, writing, practicing an instrument, drawing, painting, home improvement, car tinkering, a language, etc. We all have some thing that brings us joy, or that we simply want to be able to do. You must discover your art. Think deeply on this matter.
Good time management is an incredible stress-reducer.
I think I've been able to bring my various experiences to a time management system which works for me.
- Five Things is currently what I do.
- Unplugging is really important.
- Computers > Operating environment
- Projects > Project management
- Task management
Problem: I collect information, and I need a mechanism to process it. My going through old links or performing smaller tasks is random.
Solution: Do at least five interesting things each day. Create new posts or a summary post of any edits or other interesting things.
I write short stories. On paper. With a pen.
One of the obvious questions one would have come to mind when seeing me work is "Why use pen and paper?" In an era of computers and sophisticated writing software, isn't the pen obsolete? Not even close.
Andrew Mellen is a consultant, speaker and author who helps remove "stuff" from people's lives.
I watched a couple of videos of him speaking. He's entertaining, and has some interesting things to say and ways to get his ideas across. Not a lot of what he says is new to me, but there are some nice angles which made it worth my time to re-watch them and take notes.
These are my notes and thoughts.