So today I am going to start GTD (Getting Things Done).
Found this link which talks about the approach from a student point of view.
Not sure how well it will work – but I will give it a go. Might solve all my problems, or might be a week wasted reading the book.
I think it could be important at this point to set out some objectives, or things I would like to solve by trying this approach.
- Not get so distracted by what I have to do
- Not get so distracted by tangents
- No more down time – this morning I have spent 2 hours trying decide on what to do. This happens a lot and I hate wasting the time.
- Have some time off to watch DVDs (still haven’t watched 24 Season 2) without feeling like I should be doing some work
- When reading a book, not to stop half way and move onto another completely different topic (Design Patterns > C++ coding)
- Have a system in place for when I return to University so things don’t get forgotten and mismanaged and I have time to successfully do all the work required.
Think I should point out that I am not doing GTD to help me study, but to allow me to study without being distracted (procrastinating http://www.43things.com/things/view/225 & http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Procrastinate), to allow me to read all the books required, develop applications, spend time with the girlfriend and basically work on everything I want (the list is endless).
Even if I don’t follow GTD to the book, I am hoping I will be able to take some tips from it. Just a shame I didn’t start this time last year.