Getting Important Stuff Done

It’s been ages since my last post. I’m an organised person and I like lists. But I haven’t been organised enough to find time to write a blog post on a regular basis. And this has been annoying me.

So this week I made an effort to change that. I’ve decided not to try harder, but to try something different (for me anyway).

My latest attempt involves using Google tasks in my calendar to schedule the “important but non-urgent” stuff. Like replying to emails from people I don’t know, that are most likely to be useful in the future but aren’t right now. Like phoning the bank to sort out those pesky transaction maintenance charges. And, like writing a blog post. So, this week I tried it out.

All emails I received had to be dealt with immediately upon reading them (usually only twice a day) or added as a task to be done at another time. My task on Sunday is to write a post – read other blogs, decide what to write about etc, and most importantly getting it done – not sweat about what to write. It’s taken me a couple of hours to get this far (mostly because I have a lot of reading to catch up on), but I’ve found a whole swag of things that I’ve found interesting and will share with you in my next posts.

This plan could work!

So, how much time are you spending getting the important but non-urgent stuff done?