To do lists (1)

I have still never found a to-do list format and medium that works consistently for me. I’ve been a Filofax user, tried GTD, experimented with various flavours of Kanban and tried Asana and a few other apps, but nothing’s quite stuck. I’m hoping to fix this in the coming weeks, so I’ve been thinking about what makes a good to…

A better world if

If on your way to making big, difficult changes to make the world better in future you repeatedly fail to do the small, mildly inconvenient things that would make the world a little bit better now – how do you rate your chances? Do them – hesitation and without fuss.

On mopping the floor

Sweep up. Mop the floor. Spend five minutes – five minutes! – a day putting things back in their places or working out where their places should be or throwing things out. It isn’t just that the reduction in friction will pay off many times over – it’s that the act of tidying will change you – slowly – into…

Crazytime

There comes a time with almost everything that you start losing concentration, making silly mistakes, and generally going crazy. It’s almost never a mistake to walk away – for ten minutes, for an hour, for a weekend – and do something else, and ideally to find help. We usually also recognise crazytime too late – we hang on, we flounder,…