What a day…

It is really beautiful outside today and it was nice to be out and about for a little bit and get to enjoy the sunshine.

I haven’t been sleeping well or enough lately and it is starting to wear on me. Anyone have tips for getting good rest? (No boose or pills please 🙂

"Getting Things Done"

There is a school of thought on productivity headed by super-duper prepare-o-matic David Allen and he has written a few books on the subject. I really like his approach which basically says that, it really doesn’t matter how much you have to do, if you have a system for capturing and processing your projects and tasks your stress will be relieved.

I am always looking for tips on being able to get more done with the paltry sum of hours that passes for a workday. Here are 2 tips I recently passed on to a family member:

1. Keep a single small notebook with you at all times. If you think of something you need to do or need to remember write it down immediately. The less things you keep in mental RAM, the less you will feel like you are drowning.

2. If you are feeling overwhelmed, sit down and set a timer for 10 mintues. For these 10 minutes, write continuously ALL of the things (no matter how obscure) on your mind that seem to be plaguing you. This is called a “mind sweep”. If you are still writing when the timer goes off, reset it and keep on going. When you are done you should have a pretty thorough to-do list.

I frequently read 43folders.com the site has tons of productivity/technology info. If anyone else has tips or resources, please share.

Faces in the Tile

This is something I noticed long ago. The tiles in our bathroom at the office have a very rough texture and I see faces in them. This happens to me often, I make a face out of some random texture. But these faces seemed pretty prominent and I wondered if I was crazy to see them everytime I venture to the loo. So here they are for you viewing enjoyment. Look at the posts below.

(Incidentally, if you don’t see what I see click on the photos and go view the notes I have placed over them in my Flickr.)