These are snippets taken from a podcast episode with David Allen. Listen to the full episode here.
Do you have a long to-do list and just feel overwhelmed by it all? How are you prioritizing your tasks every day? What if there was a better way you could focus and manage your thoughts surrounding the things you need to get done?
Over the last few years, there have been all kinds of data out there saying your brain needs to rest, you need to integrate, you need to archive, you need to regenerate. But that’s hard to do if you’ve got so many potentially overwhelming things that are unclear, uncaptured, and unorganized. We’re all focusing all the time but how are you focusing.
Clear Things Out
Your head’s for having ideas but it’s not for holding them. You didn’t evolve to remember, remind, prioritize, and manage relationships with more than 4 things.
David learned about 35 years ago that every time you sit down to meditate you better have a pen and paper by you because as you start to unpeel that onion all kinds of stuff will start to surface that you don’t want to have to keep resurfacing. You need to get it out of there. You can start by doing these things:
- Write things down as they pop into your mind
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