Director of Intent

July 3, 2010

Getting Stuff Done

In an attempt to keep the things on my plate from becoming floor toppings, I've been looking into the jargonized writings of time management figurehead David Allen. His "Getting Things Done" system is interesting, and after picking up some tips from it, I found that it's actually working.

Chris Hardwick says it perfectly in Diary of a Self-Help Dropout: "I can now shrink overwhelming projects into bite-size finger sandwiches, thereby unsticking my work flow. Also, I found out that I have a work flow."

My definition of work flow is that I don't think about random to-do shit at times when it doesn't matter. The last thing I want nowadays is to be thinking about a bill or a conversation from work when my little guy is around.