I’ve read creative strategies – suggesting best ways to get an overwhelming amount of work done is to just start on something, then pick away at it until done, them moving on to the next. And the next. That makes sense most Mondays but by Tuesday it falls into an ‘I’ll try that again next week’ strategy.
And there is the triage method – sorting/prioritizing the most urgent important things to be attended to first, in which case all little things pile up get left to gather dust much longer. And Dwight Eisenhauer’s 4-quadrants approach. I’ve tried so many methods along my way – suggestions from business gurus. From thought folks too, yet there is always another Monday for me to encounter, and another strategy-with-self session.
One thing which surprised me lately as a byproduct of ritualizing my morning with a series of things I touch daily, move forward daily or do because ‘that habit is healthy for me’, is that some of the work/tasks have accelerated so many other things.
For instance, on ‘my novel project’, by committing to writing a page a day and editing a page a day ~ I’ve found I’m doing more, staying with the story more and ‘inhabiting it better’. And I’m finding my stronger commitment to my ‘morning ritual’ of reading and written affirmations has been producing all manner of tangential thoughts which has proven to me, over and over that: those things we focus on expand. Not expanding to overtake all else or overtaking my morning or the whole day (they could but I don’t let them) but expanding in quality, depth and force.
p.s. my new ‘Sunday evening planning tool’ is really helping too …
Like you I have a hard time with change in the technical field. Recently bought a smart TV. Haven’t bought a TV in over 15 years. Long story short, I hate it. Runs on wireless. Breaches of security will and could become a problem. I like simple and this thing is far from that. I don’t watch much TV anymore myself, maybe 2 hours a week at best but bought it for Hubby for the screen size, sports, and for this Netflix that everyone talks about. Hubby loves it. So while he watches it I will go back to my basic TV, hard wired cable and back to reading. Technology is to hard to embrace, lol, MJ, Calgary, AB