Several people have asked me to review some of the info from the Motivation to Beat Procrastination Workshop & Presentation Laurie Miller (www.hypnosisconcepts.com) and I did. I aim to please.
To review the differences between the Linear and Gestalt processing brains click on this post:
Basic FACTS about how my gestaltified brain works:
- I can make lists but I can’t maintain them. Just accept that as a fact. Maintaining a things-to-do list is for Linear thinkers. I do lists when things are over-whelming or I need clarity.
- Out of sight, out of mind. My things-to-do has to be visible – not filed or put away.
- Things-to-do will not be done on a priority, logical basis. It will look “hodge-podge” to others but I’ll get it done.
Here’s some of the ways I do my TO-DO’s
Weak by Week: I write lists in a weekly calendar book that’s just for TO-DO’s. I don’t write them on the days I want to/should do them, just group them under major topics. Cross off what I do. What I don’t do that week I rewrite on the next week’s page. After several weeks if I’ve kept moving from week to week it isn’t a critical to-do and I just cross it off.
Picture-it: Mind-map with pictures which I’ll describe in another post.
Back-into-it: I do a project list instead of a detailed to do list – write project (goal) at the top of the paper; Starting at the bottom I write the steps I need to do to get to my goal, working my way backwards to the project at the top. As I complete certain steps I often have to rewrite my list to include things I didn’t originally think of. Kinda like reading a magazine from the back to the front and then going back to reread certain articles.