Listening to David Allen’s Getting Things Done Fast. It’s a conference in mp3 format that I can totally relate to. I use a lot of David Allen’s ideas to jumpstart productivity. His books Getting Things Done and Ready for Anything have really helped me get a handle on my time and managing it wisely.
He talks about using a system to keep yourself organized and on top of things. That’s where I break down. My system for remembering events is not working. I think it’s because I have too many different ways to do it. I have the family daytimer, the daytimer in my purse, my business planner calendar, and now, my iPad mini.
I actually discovered today the iPad mini has everything I need on it. But to keep hubby in the loop about what’s happening I must also have a family daytimer. And then there’s my purse daytimer…so I can see what’s happening when I’m running around town, which is often. I guess that’s partly why people have cell phones – as scheduling devices. I really need to get this down to just two daytimers – one by the phone that hubby can see, and one I carry with me.
Yesterday I did manage to rip some more wool garments from the thrift stores. I also went to the bank and grocery shopping. I started spinning a gorgeous bamboo/Merino blend fibre into singles. It is spinning a lot thicker than the pink yarn.
My ESL student did well yesterday. She finished her homework. I gave her a copy of Cambridge’s “Grammar in Use – basic” with the answer key and DVD. I give my students the first book in the series, and they buy the next if it works for them. Truthfully I find if I give this version of “Grammar in Use” to a student it is often used by multiple people in the home. So I am effectively teaching more people English than I actually see in a week. That is good. I do not have time for any more students. I need time for my creative work.
- tutor another student
- attend a potluck luncheon for the ladies fellowship
- Christmas shopping
- cleaning up
- mail the last of the Christmas cards…I hope
That’s it. A relatively slow day for me. 🙂