Precept number one is TASK AVOIDANCE, of course. It's how we Lichtenbergians hold our heads up high: not doing all the things. It's also, oddly, how we get all the things done.
But even a Lichtenbergian needs a way to stay on task sometimes, and for that there are systems and protocols and methods. Here's an article with seven of the best, over at Blinkist.
I should warn you that some of these are aimed at getting you to stop procrastinating, and we all know how dangerous that is. Only drudges like Trollope and Picasso work nonstop. But a couple of the methods are very useful in managing your procrastination.
I use kanban already — I talk about it in the book — and it's especially useful when you have too many things to procrastinate and they're beginning to pile up. Your best bet is to head over to personalkanban.com and read all about it. Super easy, super fluid, super efficient.
- Visualize your workflow; write every task on a sticky note. Place them on a whiteboard/wall in full view of your workspace. Divide the board into three columns: To Do, Doing, Done.
- Limit your workflow: have only three, no more than five sticky notes in the Doing column.
I also use pomodoro in the form of an app called Be Focused—but there are dozens of these. The trick with pomodoro is to discipline yourself not to look at email or the web during the work period. If you're completely unable to stay off Facebook, then you need something more: a blocker. But if you do that, can you really be said to be engaged in TASK AVOIDANCE? For shame!
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This week I have tried to focus on the music for RED DRESS for Southern Arc Dance. Ugh. I'm not at all sure I'm accomplishing anything. I'm beginning to believe that DISGUST should be a Precept.
Here's the latest version of the Finale. It's longer than it was last time, at least.
I also started on the Opening. It's not much to listen to, and that's not modesty—it's meant to be minimalistic, as background to slowly revealed dancers, with voice-overs of women relating their emotional responses to their heart health care.
Back to work...