The Action Machine Diary, Day 3

by JL Beeken on 8-16-2010

The Action MachineBy the end of Day 2 of The Action Machine I’d come to a different idea about setting up my timers. Having one for ‘maintenance’ is too distracting. I don’t need to be reminded about checking email, logging into my various accounts, upgrades, updates, data backup, etc. They’re already like breathing. … [continued]

The Action Machine Diary, Day 2

by JL Beeken on 8-15-2010

The Action MachineI got up late and did not make a list for The Action Machine before I started my day. That was a mistake. Just winging it, this is what happened: … [continued]

The Action Machine Diary, Day 1

by JL Beeken on 8-14-2010

The Action MachineWith The Action Machine, I set a variety of small maintenance tasks on their own timers, decided that was too complicated and lumped them all into one called Maintenance. I’m testing this at 1 hour/day: email, logging into various accounts, data backup.

That’s an hour a day spent just treading water. I’m hoping to lower that. … [continued]

The Action Machine: Managing Your Time

by JL Beeken on 8-12-2010

The Action MachineIn talking previously about managing your time, I suggested that you make a list first thing in the morning (or the night before) about what your plans are for that day. Say, rather than get carried away trying to manage endless to-do lists all the way into next month and next year. … [continued]