September 10th, 2007

Venice

Today's Twitter Posts

  • 11:41 I got myself a tiny sewing machine yesterday (since my good one is still in California). Maybe I'll try it out a bit. It's very cute. #
  • 13:03 Ooh! My e-mail inbox is still in good shape. Three days now, and I feel like I'm keeping up. Also, doing well with FlyLady so far. :) #
  • 13:05 @flyingblogspot - you'll be proud of me! I did a cool lifehack today; I printed out my gCal stuff to carry with me. Will likely post to LJ. #
  • 18:15 I've been reading about Hipster PDAs and am planning one of my own, using a gorgeous little book (similar to Moleskine) I bought last week. #
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Lifehacking

Hey, flyingblogspot, wanna come and brainstorm with me? I'm having fun trying to design my own hPDA system! (Of course, everyone else is welcome to brainstorm, too, and if you don't know what I'm talking about, read on)!

I've already posted about my decision to give FlyLady another try (and so far it's going well. My sink will be shiny before I go to bed tonight, and my refrigerator (the outside anyway :D) is spotless. I've already got tomorrow covered - we're supposed to go through and get rid of wonky tupperware containers (stuff without lids, or pieces that are melted or mangled). I don't really have any tupperware here, so that's easy enough. I'll probably try and organize my pots and pans cabinet, though. Plus, Connor put away all his legos before he went to bed tonight, so the living room is actually habitable.

I've also started on my Control Journal, and here's where it's getting interesting. A while ago, flyingblogspot posted about Lifehacking, and I was interested right away. It's taken me a bit of time to get myself motivated to find out more; today, I started doing just that. Basically, it's all about finding systems for time management, information management, schedules, etc. that work FOR YOU. It's not about following someone else's system, because no two people have the exact same needs. This really resonates with me, since I've tried a few different systems, but haven't been able to stick with one. Franklin is the one I liked best (I was using it before Covey became involved; I'm sure I'll incorporate things from that system in whatever I create for myself). I also love the idea of coming up with my own system, something that I'm making myself, the idea being that I'll be more attached to it, and more likely to actually use it, instead of neglecting it.

So . . . here are my ideas so far:

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