This was a sweet reminder that, like software, we, as people, are always evolving. (via the awesome Brass Ring Daily)
We were talking about to-do lists, because that’s exactly the kind of thing that we talk about, and she said she was removing things from her calendar that she didn’t want to do.
Wait a second, I thought. WE CAN ACTUALLY REMOVE THINGS?!
This isn’t technology or Linux-related but I think it’s an important point for everyone: we can change our mind about doing things. Our to-do lists aren’t written in stone. And they should reflect what we want to do, not what our past selves are forcing us to do.
How to undo your to-do list | Brass Ring Daily
A Medium post on making sure you always have a new idea ready to go.
I think I know the answer to this, but am I the only person who doesn’t hate email? For me, it’s fine because I treat it like a place to keep and read messages. It’s not my task manager and it’s not a file archive. It’s just a way for people to tell me stuff.
For the record, time management isn’t a bad thing. You want to spend your time doing what needs to be done. And what needs to be done isn’t only work. It’s spending time with family and friends. It’s relaxing. It’s hobbies. Time management creates space for all of that—as long as you also have (and enforce) boundaries.
I was never a full-on Getting Things Done acolyte, but I’ve borrowed many of David Allen’s ideas about productivity for my own workflow. This interview is great because it’s Allen telling a fairly disappointed interviewer that apps and tools don’t matter. Which makes me like and respect Allen even more.
A nice thing about using GNOME is that it keeps your desktop clean. It’s tough to get files to show up on it! Not that I’m complaining…
A productivity guest post by me, so people can head into the holidays more relaxed…
Technology won’t save us. We have to make it work for us so the tech is working and we’re focusing on living life.
This is a great roundup of open source productivity tools. If you’re considering a New Year’s resolution to use more tools like these, this article is a great place to start.