Monday, September 10, 2012

Getting Things Done, in Theory

I checked out the book Getting Things Done by David Allen. I was so motivated after cleaning my filing cabinet to organize the rest of my life. I'm great at coming up with lists of things to do, but not great about implementing them--perhaps due to scheduling every waking moment. (How nice to actually enjoy goofing off? Last night I watched Wallander on Masterpiece Mystery. It would have been more relaxing not to share my show with laundry folding and email. Plus I kept thinking about the blog post I've been meaning to get out about artist Ellen Heck. Her book is amazing, BTW.) So, is this book going to be the magic bullet? Probably not, but a good friend that I love and respect told me she thinks it changed her life.

Letterboxing is Cool
Have you done this before? It a treasure hunt of sorts.
My mom and dad brought this
chop home from China for me. It's carved out of marble! xoxo
  1. Visit the Letterboxing website and find a treasure hunt in your area (usually hike-related)
  2. Bring a hand carved or unique stamp, a stamp pad, and a notebook
  3. Find the hidden treasure based on the directions found on the Letterboxing website
  4. Stamp your notebook with the stamp inside the treasure box
  5. Stamp the notebook inside the treasure box with your stamp 
  6. Go back home and report the treasure box active
It's so fun! Check it out. Great for kids. And really, it's an excuse to carve your own stamp. :)


dannielo said...

If you’d like a tool for managing your time and projects, you can use this web-application inspired by David Allen’s GTD:

You can use it to manage and prioritize your goals, projects and tasks, set next actions and contexts, use checklists, and a calendar.
Syncs with Evernote and Google Calendar, and also comes with mobile version, and Android and iPhone apps.

Cathy Savage said...

Thanks for the tip! I'll look into it!