I’ve been officially retired since November 24th, my 65th birthday and am already bored with the whole idea! As a distraction I decided to see if I could develop a new time management system which would remove some of the constraints involved in implementing the “Do It Tomorrow” system.
In particular I wanted to achieve the following:
- Keep the advantages of using closed lists, especially in the way they help one to draw impetus from “structured procrastination”;
- Introduce the advantages of open lists, which include fast processing of minor tasks, repetitive tasks and urgent items;
- The ability to throw everything at the system without its collapsing under the weight;
- Everything gets treated the same, instead of having to treat different degrees of urgency in different ways;
- Even simpler to implement than DIT;
- Responds flexibly to all situations;
- “Auto-focus”: the system itself automatically adjusts so the important stuff gets done and distractions get left to one side.
Sounds impossible? Well, it’s early days yet, but I think I may have achieved it.
Watch out for more details soon!