[fr] Je ressens généralement le besoin d'être à jour avec les "affaires courantes" avant d'attaquer le travail "proprement dit", comme lorsque j'avais besoin de ranger ma chambre ou mon appart avant de commencer à étudier pour mes examens, lorsque j'étais étudiante. Je ne suis pas sûre si c'est une bonne ou une mauvaise chose.
Over the last months, I’ve noticed how important it is for me to keep more or less up-to-date with daily business before dealing with “proper work”. Like when I was a student, and I needed to clean the flat before getting to work on my exams.
Non-done daily business floats about in your brain and distracts you. It’s the stuff you might forget to add to your next action lists because you do them pretty regularly all the time, like checking e-mail, responding to the easy ones, writing down expenses, keeping your desk clean, getting back to people who leave voicemail, writing a blog post.
This is the stuff that I’ve got in the habit of dealing with pretty much as soon as it comes in.
Maybe it should go on my lists too (in pure GTD terms, it should probably).
I’m not sure if this is a good or a bad thing.
It is linked, in a way I don’t quite grasp yet, to what I’m going to talk about in the next post of my procrastination series: getting into the habit of doing certain things immediately.
- My Journey Out of Procrastination: Doing Things Now [en] (2010)
- Dealing With Procrastination [en] (2007)
- My Journey Out of Procrastination: Getting Thrown Off and Getting Unstuck [en] (2010)
- How I Get Organized [en] (2009)
- Blogging Like Cleaning the Flat [en] (2009)
- What Goes On My To-Do List? [en] (2022)
- My Journey Out of Procrastination: Five Principles [en] (2009)
- I Need to Blog! [en] (2009)
- Getting Back on the FlyLady Wagon [en] (2009)
- Procrastinator? Yes! [en] (2002)