Falling off the GTD Wagon

Possibility & Probability writes about the experience of Falling off the GTD wagon:

It was interesting to see my whole “Getting Things Done” fall apart.

First I had to let a few things slip because more important tasks came up. Then it became difficult to get the old tasks done (mostly school work) because they had a firm due date which had been moved up from what it had been originally. Needless to say, this caused a lot of stress for me, which I noticed in turn caused me to be less productive (tasks took longer to finish, etc.).

Managing your stuff is very much like riding an ever changing wave of projects, people, and personal energy. Sometimes you just plain fall off the top of the wave and have to swim swim swim to get back to the top.

The key thing to remember is that even if your boat falls over you can always right it if you just take a few minutes and start writing lists again. Lists, lists, lists and you can feel the calm start to return.

Jack Vinson:

“I am allowed to “fall off the wagon,” but I have to also give myself permission to jump back on without feeling terribly guilty about it.  It’s all part of the learning and growing process.”

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