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« Day 7 | Main | Repetitive nature of work »

Day 6

All still going well with DWM. I don’t remember enjoying working any of my previous systems as much as this one.

I’ve now completed all the actions for the first three pages: Feb 6, 7 and 8 and there is only one left on Feb 9, so I don’t think I will have any tasks being dismissed until Wednesday next week at the earliest.

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If you wanted to challenge yourself you could activate more tasks tomorrow and see if you can keep up in the coming week. Of course seeing as you are retired, I'm not sure you'd really want to do that :-)
February 4, 2010 at 22:49 | Unregistered CommenterAlan Baljeu
This is great news, Mark! I am glad it is working so well for you. And you know what -- it is for me too!

February 4, 2010 at 23:09 | Unregistered CommenterDavid Drake

<< If you wanted to challenge yourself you could activate more tasks tomorrow and see if you can keep up in the coming week. >>

Not sure I understand what you mean, Alan. I will be activating more tasks tomorrow as a matter of course. That's what happens when the system is done correctly.
February 5, 2010 at 1:02 | Registered CommenterMark Forster

Great to hear that!
February 5, 2010 at 1:03 | Registered CommenterMark Forster
I was being a little facetious Mark. As I understand things, the best way (and easiest way) to operate is to get things finished such that they aren't in danger of being dismissed. You seem to be succeeding admirably at this.

The question is how many tasks you choose to activate. If you activate 50 distinct tasks tomorrow, and another 50 the following day - I think you'd agree this is a bad idea - then you would experience what it's like to have too many things going at once. I imagine you'd be hard-pressed to keep them all juggled at once.
February 5, 2010 at 5:07 | Unregistered CommenterAlan Baljeu
er that last phrase sounded confusing. I mean juggling 100 tasks at once, by working on them all and throwing them each out to next week, before they hit ground and get lost.
February 5, 2010 at 5:08 | Unregistered CommenterAlan Baljeu

I see what you mean. However there should come a point at which the number of tasks being completed (i.e. finished entirely) at least equals the number of new re-entries. Beyond that point the list shouldn't grow any more. Sounds good in theory anyway!

We'll just have to see what happens!
February 5, 2010 at 9:58 | Registered CommenterMark Forster
Doesn't that assume all tasks entered will be completed? I expect rather that some just don't need doing.
February 5, 2010 at 11:52 | Unregistered CommenterAlan Baljeu

No, I was assuming that you would be able to achieve a stable state in which you were able to complete all the tasks that you want to complete.
February 5, 2010 at 13:39 | Registered CommenterMark Forster

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