Cleaning Jesus' Teeth I was heading back to work after lunch when it hit me—oh no. Mrs. Z is the first patient on my afternoon schedule. I’ve worked part time as a dental hygienist since I graduated from college, and for the most part, I enjoy my day job very much. I love interacting with my patients, many of whom have become dear friends. Getting Things Done The GTD method rests on the idea of moving planned tasks and projects out of the mind by recording them externally and then breaking them into actionable work items. This allows one to focus attention on taking action on tasks, instead of on recalling them. First published in 2001, a revised edition of the book was released in 2015 to reflect the changes in information technology during the preceding decade and incorporate recent scientific research supporting the system's claims regarding how the mind functions. Themes
Mastering the Art of Prioritization There are two approaches to “prioritizing” the tasks in your to-do list that I see fairly often. By prioritization, I’m not talking so much about assigning importance to tasks, but deciding which will take chronological priority in your day—figuring out which tasks you’ll do first, and which you’ll leave to last Approach number one involves tackling the biggest tasks first and getting them out of the way. The idea is that by tackling them first you deal with the pressure and anxiety that builds up and prevents you from getting anything done—whether we’re talking about big or small tasks.
meeting great people I’ve had the neat opportunity so far this summer to meet a few of my “online friends” in real life. If I had to use one word to describe it: Energizing. Living in an area where lots of people still do not even have internet access, and if they do it’s prehistoric dial-up, many of my friends and family don’t really understand it. For instance, many people told me that Alan Perlman was going to be an axe murderer and end my life somewhere in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. GTD - Back to basics 3 - Context and Next Actions So, you've captured and processed everything so you now have a nice list of next actions, projects, waiting for's and someday/maybes. A list is all well and good but what's the point if you don't do anything with it? Looking at one huge "To-Do" list can be daunting and off-putting. In order to help you get through this massive list, some time-management systems recommend that you prioritise tasks (A, B, C or 1, 2, 3 for example) and then work through the tasks with the highest priority first. This is all well and good but often you can find that the lower priority tasks are put to the back of the pile and never get finished.
Are Romance Novels Okay for Christian Women? In A Shaded View of Romance, I stated that sexy novels are comparable to porn: They create unrealistic expectations (of both relationships and sex).They nurture discontent in marriage.They cause sexual arousal. That post was mostly about the sexual content of romance novels.
Exploring the 'Net and Star Trek with Pearltrees Over the past few days, you may have noticed that we've embedded a new tool known as Pearltrees in certain articles on TG Daily. For example, we added a "pearltree" in a post about WikiLeaks and accident-prone Japanese nuclear facilities, and another in an article describing the enigmatic Anonymous and their nemesis Backtrace Security. As you can see, Pearltrees embeds a significant amount of supplemental information related to a post in a way that is easy to navigate, while giving you a chance to preview content before you even click a link. There's a lot more to Pearltrees, though.
20 Questions You Should Ask Yourself Every Sunday post written by: Marc Chernoff Email At the cusp of new beginnings many of us take time to reflect on our lives by looking back over the past and ahead into the future. 15 Great Decluttering Tips Post written by Leo Babauta. As with anything, getting rid of clutter can be made incredibly simple: just go through your stuff, one section, closet, drawer, or shelf at a time, and get rid of everything that isn’t absolutely essential, that you don’t love and use often. Of course, simplifying a process like that isn’t terribly useful to many people who struggle with clutter. So, with that in mind, I present to you 15 fabulous tip for decluttering. These tips aren’t mine — they’re from you guys, the readers, repackaged into a useful little post.
GTD/Productivity Category In an article published in the New York times in October (yes, I'm behind with my blogging, okay?!) entitled "Multitasking Can Make You Lose ... Um ... Focus" the author discusses something we've covered here at Flipping Heck before - how multitasking actually make you more unproductive. See my reviews of review of "The Myth Of Multitasking: How "doing it all" gets nothing done by Dave Creshaw. From the article: