I have been a little too busy for a little too long now and things are starting to unravel a bit.
I usually use OmniFocus as my main organisation tool, using a slightly modified ‘Getting Things Done’ method. But as things have gotten busier some of my discipline has slipped. I haven’t been doing daily reviews consistently or checking in with what I need to be doing. I’ve fallen into the trap of doing the urgent thing that is right in front of me instead.
This isn’t ideal and now I am unfortunately rather disorganised. At least I have maintained my capture discipline, so things at least I have a list of all the stuff that needs to get done.
I started sorting it again last night, there is quite a backlog though. It’s worth doing though. It takes a lot of background stress away when you know that you can rely on your task list to make sure you are doing the right things at the right time for you. When you don’t have your tasks organised and sorted, and just do whatever is in front of you, there is a constant, low level background stress that you might be missing something really important.
Keeping a task management system does take time, but it’s time well spent.