Another rabbit trail

If I had to set up an emergency workstation in just a few minutes, I would buy an unfinished door, place it on top of two two-drawer filing cabinets (one at each end), place three stack trays on it, and add a paper, pad, and pen. _ David Allen

A rabbit trail

What you don’t want to do is let yourself get caught running down a rabbit trail cleaning up some piece of your work and then not be able to get through the whole action-management implementation process. _ David Allen

No post – no regret

The most wasted of all days is one without laughter. _ E. E. Cummings

My advice about GTD

In my quest for a powerful time management technique, I came across the personal productivity system developed by David Allen. Curious to know more, I read his book Getting Things Done: The art of stress free productivity

Issues about capturing everything

It can be daunting to capture in one location, at one time, all the things that don’t belong where they are. Daunting? That is the least one can say. But it is not only intimidating, it’s also overwhelming. In fact, it seems that I am not the only Newbie stuck at capture.

My commitment to GTD

This initial capture will not take as long as you think it will and the payoff is huge so get started. Not sure about this statement. Admittedly, tackling this task after-hours with seriously reduced horsepower was not the most productive way to do so.

Great on paper, but when it comes to practice…

No Time for Time Management. This could have been the title of this post if not already taken. Balancing productivity with well-being can be one of the most important yet challenging elements of starting a new career, and maintaining a successful one. Hard to do so when you are overwhelmed due to too much work on your plate indeed.

Cleaning the Augean stables

What about learning some English terms derived from Greek mythology? No, this post is not about the son of Jupiter and Alcmena, nor about his twelve labors; still, you will learn the difference between a Sisyphean task and an Augean task.

Meditation – is it working?

A good number of new meditators begin sitting with the hope that the holistic benefits of meditation will make themselves felt in a matter of days. They expect meditation to act as a quick fix – like swallowing a pain relief tablet. Is this a reasonable expectation? Does meditation work anyway?


Meditation can be described as the technique to achieve a heightened sense of consciousness and focus. Guided meditation can filter out the ‘noise’ of your thoughts and provide you with a calmer, more focussed mind. Can this help me?