Sometimes, in particular when it comes to houshold work like shopping, cleaning, washing, changing light bulbs etc., rather than planning, writing lists, prioritizing or procrastinating, I just enter my
- Have eaten: clear away the plates and cutlery
- Dishwasher is full but clean. Empty dishwasher.
- Dishwasher's filter appears clogged. Clean filter.
- Floor is dirty, needs vacuuming. Get vacuum cleaner. Notice broken light bulb on the way. Change light bulb. Then get back to getting vacuum cleaner.
- Vaccum floors.
- Notice plates are still on the table, put them in dishwasher (feel good you emptied it and declogged the filter)
- Take out the garbage or just place it by the door.
- Jeans itch. Take them off. Take a shower. Collect all jeans material that needs washing. Start washing machine.
- Want a cup of coffee. Got no milk. Go to the store (polish shoes first if you notice it needs doing) and buy milk (yes, without hesitation) - take out the garbage you left by the door on the way. Make coffee and have a café au lait when you get back.
- Come to think of a short blog post you'd like to write. Write it right away if possible (if it's short and simple enough. Immediacy Mode really only works for non cognitive tasks)
- Remember you are supposed to to your mobility exercises today - or 50 push-ups. Do them right away just as soon as you think of them. Yes, just drop to the floor while the thought is being thought and do it.
- Fold laundry
- Make bed
- Pay bills
- Add song to Spotify list
In just one hour you can get surprisingly much done and never being bored about it or feel burdened. No need for planning, for lists, for feeling overwhelmed, just do everything you see right away when you see it.
What do you see now?