- Could you advice me more to reduce distraction while working?
- What do you do when your meditation is interrupted?
- Do you have any tricks to don’t forger the pomodoro time tracking? I use to do one or two pomodoros and then focus that much that I simply forget about the pomodoro timer.
- When writing my to-do list, I use piece of paper and cross things out as I accomplish them. I don’t do this in any organized manner and I don’t maintain a notebook. Should I do it the Fabulous way, or is it okay to do it my way?
- What’s tough is that my schedule is different every day. I can’t count on having the same time available day over day, week over week. How do you succeed with a crazy schedule?
Either Saturday or Sunday, depending on what's going on, I deliberately do not look at all at my book. Which holds my to do lists (plural).
Monday comes. I am working on cutting back how much time I spend, but about 15 to 30 minutes goes into reviewing the previous week, making sure undone to do's are carried over, and then parceling them out throughout the week, positioning them relative to the appointments or obligations there are each day.
I leave 5 for each day, but am happy if I do one. There's a top 3 each day but I refuse to guilt myself or be negative if I can't get it done.
So within each day I'm flexible. I get rid of everything I can't or won't do, leave 5 I might, list 3 it would be best to do, but am happy even if I do none of them because my priority, right now, is healing from TBIs and if my brain and body want to rest, then I rest. I call it creativity. Planning is a helpful exercise in cognitive rehab. Prioritizing is as well.
What I'm here for is to learn to do the one thing that must be done that day or the earth will explode. That's how one doctor put it. Have compassion with yourself. Treasure yourself. Give yourself room to breathe. Max it out at just one thing on rough days, or none things if you can't and the world will be okay if you don't.
May I be happy
May I be well
May I be safe
May I be at peace
When you are ready, then you can add the same phrases but turn the "I" into "you."
In making any list – of people, places, things, ideas – have compassion. Start with yourself.
This is how I play with my list each day.
- How do you stay consistent?
- Does your to-do list include daily tasks or more tasks that are long-term?
- Where do you write down your to do? Do you have a notebook or calendar or an app on your phone?
- When you use to-do apps, do you also write them down on a physical planner, or vice versa?
- What do you for a to do list?
- How much detail do you put into the to-do list? How much time do you take to fill it?
- When you write your to-do list, are you combining your professional tasks with personal ones? Or do you make two separate lists?
- How do you decide when you want to remove a thing on your to-do list? That always feels weird.
- What do you do with big tasks that can’t really be broken down? How do you motivate yourself to complete them?
- How do you make sure you don’t forget to do your to do list?