I thought I’d write a bit more about the effects of No-List FVP after my post yesterday.
What are the annoyances and difficulties that this system solves?
Like any no-list system it keeps fresh and up-to-date, dealing with what you are actually working on rather than things that you thought in the past that you might work on.
Unlike systems which tie you to a rigid order of doing things, you have considerable flexibility about the order of tasks.
It responds quickly to emergencies because the next task you do is always the last one on the list.
It does not tie you down to rigid re-entry of unfinished tasks. But at the same time you can see clearly what you have been working on, so you can judge the best time to re-enter.
It provides you with a light structure for the day which gives you focus and direction
My fairly short experience so far with it is that I completed each day feeling totally satisfied with what I had achieved. I felt that I had used all the available time to its maximum value.That’s quite a rare occurrence with other systems - whether mine or other people’s!
I have been using the system for everything, including recreation, family, work - every aspect of my life.
Finally I just want to stress how important it is to maintain correct form. On the few occasions when I found myself drifting aimlessly, it was because I had not followed the very simple rules exactly. Of course you may not wish to use the system all day and every day, but it’s important to define for yourself in advance when you are going to be “on system” and “off system”. That way you’ll get maximum value from both states.