Issue 5 of Let's Make Life Simpler
Last advice on how to simplify your time. Remember that the framework to use when simplifying should always be: 1. declutter 2. organize 3. maintain.
Today’s advice comes from Robert Wall and regards step 2 – organize.
Probably my favorite time simplification tip is from a guy named David Allen. You've probably heard of the Getting Things Done methodology. One thing that I really like that I heard from him that I try to implement in my own life is that it’s not necessarily bad if you’re not maximally productive all the time.
He said that one of the things that really helps is to have a list of things that you can do when you’re not maximally productive so you make the most out of your time.
Time is actually very simple; time just moves forward. There’s not a lot of complicated stuff you can do with it. You can only spend it. I think when most people think of simplifying time, they think of spending it efficiently. There are always little things you can do. If you know what they are, then you can do them. You have to think about it.
Try for yourself!
Start by taking five minutes and think about what you want to accomplish today. Then think about all the stuff you can do when you don’t feel 100 percent productive. It could be simple, yet necessary stuff like: sorting out folders on my computer, update my Twitter profile, make an appointment at my hairdresser.
Hey, you are halfway! Good job!
Mohamed Tohami, Midway Simplicity