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    Medium | Coach Tony | 9/8/17 | 16 min
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    • Plum5 months ago

      Interesting. I especially like the idea of spending 5 minutes between tasks or projects to put into words what was done, how it went, what might need to be done for follow up or what was learned. It is about mindfulness in an often mindless world of things to do. Making life richer.

    • kellyalysia
      5 months ago

      I have a really hard time imagining myself sticking to this but i want to so badly.

    • 740digital5 months ago

      This is good information for those who are task and accomplishment driven. However, don’t forget to reward yourself with a monthly report. It gives a real sense of accomplishment to summarize on a regular basis. This would be easy to implement using a journaling method. Just highlight and glean significant accomplishments throughout the pages.

      Monthly reports also remind management why you are there and how much you get done - and that you take the extra step to report in on a regular basis. Twelve reports make irrefutable backup for a positive annual review - if you work for a company that’s into that sort of thing. If you’re a solo entrepreneur, then the monthly report is a report card to yourself. By periodically looking back you can track your progress and trajectory.

      Here are a few things recalled from 44 years of creative project accomplishment:

      1. There’s done, and there’s done/done. Projects and tasks are either: not-started, started, done, or done/done. Avoid calling it done when there are any remaining steps to completion.
      2. Don’t make yourself crazy with lists and multi-tasking. Make sure you’re working on the right thing instead of the next thing. Some day you might just crave minimalism or a day off. Be patient and let some things unfold on their own schedule.
      3. Put consideration for other people first. Wait - did I just put that third? Share and let others contribute. Success unshared is hollow.
      4. Exercise and control what you eat.
    • bartadamley
      6 months ago

      Interstitial Journaling is this idea of rather than creating to-do lists, we should jot down whatever is on our mind to accomplish next and rather than developing a next step... we should look to establish a 'first action' .

      Having a journal gives me a habitual response to noticing my procrastination.

      I enjoy the meditative stance of this method of keeping ourselves on track, a way to reimmerse ourselves into our work based upon a simple first step. Highlighting what it is we intend to do next, rather than stabbing at it in the dark. To interstitial journal versus procrastination is a neat idea, and I plan on implementing this ASAP.