Setting one’s clock ahead by 15 minutes is a useful trick for procrastinators. I do this myself with my alarm clock, not that it ever does me any good, in the hopes of being a little bit earlier out of bed. This comment by “Vadi” in Academic Procrastination gave me pause: If this advancing clock [...]
I finally had some time to update the Task Order Up cards for 2007. These are cards that are designed to work with a restaurant-style check rail, so you can display your tasks in front of you and visually sort them by priority.
I came across Fumbling Toward Geekdom while checking my referrer logs, and found this great personal review of anti-procrastination techniques that the author, an academic with the handle “StyleyGeek”, had herself tried in 2006. In short: what worked, what didn’t, with many interesting links to tricks like: The Invisibility Cloak Unscheduling Contingency Management. Intriguing! There’s [...]
Wow, Lifehackered Again! I am getting to know my host, FutureQuest.Net under situations that would normally be bad, but again I’m super impressed with their proactiveness and willingness to work with me to keep the shared server stable. They are one of the few hosts that I found that no one ever seems to badmouth. [...]
I’ve made some updates to older posts: For Hipster users, I’ve made 1-UP and Avery-compatible 3-UP of the Concrete Goals Tracker form. Also, there are several new locales available for the 2007 Compact Calendar, so if your language wasn’t there the first time, it might be there now. Check it out.
I haven’t yet had a chance to review the progress on last year’s resolutions in depth, but I can see that I didn’t make as much progress on them as I would have hoped. Or did I? As I was updating the Concrete Goals Tracker on Jan 1st, it occured to me that this was [...]
A few people are using the experimental Emergent Task Planner sheets, so I’ve updated them for 2007 and added a B&W version. So what is Emergent Task Planning? It’s a more directed version of Emergent Task Tracking, which is the form that helps you figure out where your time is disappearing to. Emergent Task Planning, [...]