Here is a clip that shows the kind of friends you want to have when you are in the “flow”.
(The sound is off, but you will get the idea)
It is no secret that I am a fan of checklists. Tools like Trello are awesome. I also use NirvanaHq for my GTD type lists (Thanks David Allen). One of the few books that I am reading right now,
The Checklist Manifesto is about how important checklists can be.
However, sometimes I know I have things on those lists, but they are still swimming around in my head. I have the mind like water that David refers to, but it is not the calm still water. Instead, it feels like the rapids.
When I reach that point, I find it helpful to grab a pile of notepads and just start dumping things out of my head. I don’t like using just one notepad and flipping pages, since things seem to get hidden that way. Instead, I dedicate a notebook for each “area” that I am “dumping”. I can easily lay them out and see everything.
Here is a picture from this morning. I am trying to get into the habit of keeping an index card with the 2 or 3 things that I hope to get done in a day. For this day, it was so overwhelming, I just picked one. BTW, the breakfast was great and the boys (these boys) had a good time.