I’ve been procrastinating recently, there’s a task that has sat on my todo list for past month or so that just hasn’t gotten progressed. It’s a blocker for that project, just not for some of my other projects. Remembered recently my normal trick with things like that, go do something else useful, something like the second or third todo list item.
Moving my time management to include principles from Stephen Coveys’ book 7 habits.
A version of his weekly planner is available from: https://drive.google.com/previewtemplate?id=0Aq8XQPsVqFHPdHdnREVXeG96Qkd6ZjU4RVpCNHZSNnc&mode=public&pli=1#
It has an interesting section called “Sharpen the saw,” the saw is you basically.
It breaks these down into 4 sections:
|Physical:||Beneficial eating, exercising, and resting|
|Social/Emotional:||Making social and meaningful connections with others|
|Mental:||Learning, reading, writing, and teaching|
|Spiritual:||Spending time in nature, expanding spiritual self through meditation, music, art, prayer, or service|
Seems sensible really, though handy to have the weekly reminders.
Also the other thing this technique does well is the roles part, be it as a family, work, a wish etc.