GTD for Late Night People who love what they do
Posted by cathymalmrose on June 23, 2009
I love Getting Things Done. My brother told me about it several years ago. It shifted how I work. For the better. Much better.
My current finding — I have a hard time cutting off work at night. I can get into the zone at night and work like a hamster on an exercise wheel until the early (or late) AM. It’s not good in the long-run. It’s not even good for the next day.
So, I needed a way to cut off my work flow at night, to tourniquet it so that I could leave work at a reasonable hour, allowing for a good night’s sleep.
I think I figured out a way that works for me. Since I work mostly on my laptop, I set up my laptop in a comfy room, not my office and get some work done. When the battery dies, I have to stand up. When I stand up, my body says, “Whoa! Zelda! You shouldn’t be awake this late!”
And I put my laptop back where it belongs and toddle off, on my way as I should.
Now I just need to be careful to never, never put a charger near my favorite working spots.