June 1, 2013

Re-balancing

I haven’t had much to say lately. I’ve been trying to focus more on actual completion of tasks rather than on systems and apps.

I feel like I’ve been too deep into the world of productivity blogs for the last 3 to 4 years. You can really become entranced by all of this, switching systems constantly, jumping at every new application to see if it is the Holy Grail. Involvement to too deep of a level becomes anti-productive due to time wasted.

I’ve also been at it long enough to have noticed repetition of topics, posts which look similar. I’ve also switched systems enough to know that there is not one best system.

I don’t mean to be critical. Some people have niches they like to focus on. And, I’m not abandoning this subject or favorite blogs altogether.

But, I need to pull back some and focus on getting things actually done. I’ve deleted a lot of applications from my iPhone. I’ve consolidated most of my productivity in TaskPaper in plaintext. I’ve pulled my journaling out of DayOne and into plaintext within Taskpaper in an effort at simplification.

I find the subject interesting and reading about it relaxing. I just need to get more done.

So, what about you? Are you into productivity blogs too deeply? Do you switch between applications too frequently? Could you take time from reading blogs and investigating new systems and apply it to actually getting stuff done? Do you need to re-balance?

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