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  1. Helen Treherne

    Thanks for sharing this great advice – it’s all about looking at the big picture to sort priorities.

  2. Alisa, you have read my mind again !! : )
    The part about just being able to “empty that task from your brain” particularly struck a chord. I am always looking for ways that address exactly what you have written about, and likewise Trello, etc have just not done the trick for me.
    After a friend looked at my outline for the day one day and said, that’s not a To Do list, that’s Goal Planing !!, I realised she had put her finger on it : )
    Thanks for causing me to take a moment to read and think about these things (yet again : )), and also for some good tips and tools to follow up (I have long been interested in how on earth those interactive Moleskin journals work !!).
    ~~
    PS. You had me at “Day 6” as I know to listen to anyone who has been organised enough to make it to a blog nearly every day for six days, but you clinched it with “keeping organised” : )

    • acrystelle

      Thanks for reading, Cherie. The difference between goal planning (and projects) and a ‘to do’ list was made obvious to me when I read the book, ‘Getting Things Done’ (GTD). Goals and projects need to be broken down. For example, ‘write a literature review’ looks so daunting on a ‘to do’ list! Instead, the GTD method prompts ‘what’s the very next step?’ Suddenly things start to look achievable.

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