Productivity whether you want it or not
The dog knocked over a large object at about 3:30 this morning. The Maid was sawing wood five minutes after it happened, but I'm still awake two hours later (GRUMP!) Fortunately or unfortunately, depending on how you look at it, I have passed the capture stage and emptied my inbox; with about 100 index cards sorted into 10 contexts I am not lacking for things to do. Instead of puttering aimlessly, doing a crossword puzzle or turning on the TiVo, I filled out two online surveys and finished an optional, but valuable, bit of work on a demo I've been working on.
I'm also sitting in a brightly-lit room, looking at a cabinet that has all its doors, and seeing what's in my yard courtesy of some landscape lighting. All of which are the result of finihing piddly little home maintenance projects which had been languishing for a year before I gathered them all up and realized that a single trip to Home Depot and an hour of elbow grease could knock them all off.
Keep this up, and our families might actually consider visiting to be a pleasure and not a chore. :-) Technorati tags: gtd, Getting Things Done, organization, productivity