I think it’s time to write an update on how my new system for retirees (and non-retirees) is getting on. I’ve had quite a ride with it because my original idea didn’t work out, but further experimentation has resulted in something which I think is going to work very well.
Basically it is a system which combines the best bits of DIT, the AFs and DWM:
- Like DIT it is based on one day’s work, but it incorporates several improvements to make it more flexible.
- Like AF it dismisses stuff which you aren’t prepared to do, but does so much more directly.
- Like AF4 it works on a “backlog” and a “current” list, but ensures that this is related to one day’s work.
- Like DWM stuff which isn’t done within a certain number of days gets dismissed, but without the endless page turning.
- And best of all it puts the screws on very quickly with the important stuff, while allowing the urgent less important stuff to flow quickly.
If you can imagine DIT with the problem solved of what to do when you don’t finish all today’s tasks, you’ll be pretty close.