Its time for another bout of interesting links I have found while idly browsing between failed attempts at decorating the house. As always I consider these websites to have stimulating content regarding productivity, personal development and GTD. While you are certainly not obliged to return a link to my site, any support would be greatly appreciated!
Black Belt Productivity recently posted about GTD and whether it is a flexible framework open to interpretation or something that is set in stone with strict rules that need to be followed to allow it to work. Given how so many people implement GTD I would have to say it’s the former. David Allen’s book (whether intentionally or not) gives you so much freedom on how to adopt GTD and more importantly what tools you wish to achieve it. Everyone works and lives differently. We all have different expectations and demands on our time and lives so it’s important to create an approach that fits around you.
I spend a lot of time at the computer, both at work and at home, so I’ve had to develop several ways to turn the rather clunky Windows operating system into something much more streamlined. However, I’m not keen on tweaking and experimenting with different programs for hours on end so the following five techniques on how I keep files, folders and programs organized had to be simple and quick to implement. I hope you find them useful. Let me know if these would work on Macs and Linux too.
The new year is always welcomed in by two things – resolutions and the detox. There is very little to add to the former that hasn’t already been covered before in every form of media out there. So, in this post I would like to talk about detoxing, which has taken an increased role over recent years as health and dieting has had increased coverage. While detoxing can obviously be done at any time, it seems to be quite common for people to make a determined effort during the new year, when no doubt the effects of an extravagant festive period are kicking in.
Seeing as both ScienceDaily, CNet News and the place I got the original story from (Slashdot) have more than enough procrastination jokes I will just get straight to the point. A University of Calgary academic has done ten years (no comment…) of research into procrastination and its causes. They have discovered that…