Friday, July 19, 2013

Friday, July 12, 2013

Get Organized Week 2

I guess I didn't really do anything specifically for organization this week.  However, I've been pretty on top of keeping incoming things organized and batch processing.  I think I'll add a little note to my monitor or something to remind me to focus on it though as I don't have any recurring tasks that I want to add at this point.

Next week is about the physical stuff.   I'll commit to 10 minutes in the morning and continue with the digital organization stuff I was already doing.

I'm eating perfectly, giving myself the correct amount to do each day, working out every day, sleeping, and overall killing it.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Get Organized Week 1

July is the Get Organized module.  I think the ultimate goal is to make sure everything has and is in its place.  The first week was dedicated to assessing the current information (mostly digital) that needs to be stored and how you're currently storing it.  I'll put my list of tools I use below.  The upcoming week is mostly about putting things in their place as they come in.

I figured I wouldn't really have any changes during this part, but I've realized some things that I've been slacking on or didn't have a good system for.  This should be a nice, low-effort module with a good return.

In the essence of last month's module (Simplify Your Day), I'm attempting to reduce the amount of things I give myself to do each day.  My goal is to be able to complete everything in my nozbe list for the day some time in the afternoon.  That will give me a feeling of accomplishment, reduce stress, and free up time to workout, relax, or start some side projects.

Still not Writing or Meditating.

I haven't been Eating Healthy, but that should be all back on track this week.  Conversely, I've been without soda since May 28th (41 days so far).  I even did no caffeine (not even tea) for 8 days (up till today I had vacation; so, no need to focus).  I'm back on tea now, but I switched to green tea, because it's supposed to be the best, and I have to concentrate at work.

Procrastination hasn't been great, but pretty decent considering the vacation.

Organizational Tools - List tools currently used for main types of information

  • Task tools
    • Nozbe
    • Some Evernote checklists
    • WellnessFX app
  • Calendar and planning
    • Google calendar
    • Nozbe
    • Evernote
  • Inbox
    • Gmail
    • Hipchat
    • Facebook
    • Text message
    • Mail
    • Walkovers
    • Voicemail
  • Financial
    • Mint
    • Google drive
  • Read later
    • Bookmarks folder
    • Gmail
  • Other work/personal info
    • Evernote
    • Google docs
    • Drawer
    • iPhone Notes
  • Passwords secure info
    • Google docs
    • Passpack
  • Receipts, financial docs, drafts, tickets
    • Google docs
    • Evernote
    • Eventbrite app
    • Drawer
  • Contact management
    • Gmail contacts
    • iPhone contacts (synced)

Monday, July 1, 2013

Simplify Your Day Week 4

Although I never did much past identifying important stuff, making sure my daily tasks were aligned with that, and reducing my daily tasks as much as reasonable, I think it went well.  I'm not sure it made any lasting changes, but I'm going to continue to monitor that all my tasks align with what's important to me.  I think that should be there for life.

Next month is Get Organized.  I thought about skipping it, because I'm pretty organized (I already use Nozbe for GTD, Evernote, Zero-Inbox, etc).  On the other hand, putting focus on it for month might help clear up some things and get my system running a little smoother.  The first week is just about identifying where I'm at and beginning to put things in the right places.