When I first started using my Evernote GTD system, I had to make sure I captured everything I had scattered out on my various TODO lists. I had TODOs on my desk, outlook tasks, google tasks, personal emails, work emails, paper mail, browser tabs, white board lists.
Since I was tracking all of my TODOs on different lists, I had no central place to look for everything I needed to do, which makes it hard to prioritize what you should do next. Continue reading
I walk into the guest room and lock the door behind me. The door has a lever handle that my cat can open (not unlike a velociraptor), so if I don’t lock it, I might have a curious visitor that interrupts my concentration.
I reach under the bed and grab my meditation bench and cushion. I lay the cushion down, kneel on it, and place the bench under me. Continue reading
I was trying to install an Android app I wrote onto my phone, but I ran into an issue.
Eclipse wasn’t recognizing my (Verizon) Samsung Galaxy Nexus (Model #: SCH-I515MSAVZW) as a debugging device, so I had to install drivers for it. When I tried to install the drivers from Samsung’s website, though, I received this error: Continue reading
My GTD system uses the following from Evernote:
- Saved Searches
I use the desktop and android apps, and funnel my daily thoughts to them with my email shortcut android app.
I have the following notebooks: Continue reading
Anxiety is caused by a lack of control, organization, preparation, and action.
Ever since reading Getting Things Done by David Allen, I’ve always wanted to implement it. However, I’m not the best at creating things from scratch, so I never got anything off the ground. Continue reading
You might think that mindfulness is about suppressing your thoughts and emotions. That’s the conclusion I came to, anyway. But that’s not the case. Continue reading
Concentration goes hand-in-hand with mindfulness. In order to be mindful of everything that happens, you need some degree of concentration. Otherwise, you’ll become distracted and lose your mindfulness. Continue reading
I’ve decided to turn off comments on my posts. I’ve been manually approving comments, but all the spam has gotten to be too much. I used to get a couple hundred comments of spam every few weeks. Now it’s more like thousands. Not sure what happened, but I can’t (and just won’t) take the time to wade through all of it.
If you want to contact me about a post, my about page has my twitter information. I’ll probably integrate any back-and-forth I have with someone into the post for the benefit of others.
I like reading about the Meyers Briggs Personality Type (MBTI). I just read an article that captures some of my thoughts on learning about it. Continue reading
Last night, I considered going to a talk that was given by a monk at a local meditation center. Julie is out of town, so I had some free time. However, the local poker room was running an infrequent Omaha game, so I decided to go to that, instead. In lieu of the monk’s talk, I listened to a talk by Joseph Goldstein about impermanence on the way there
Impermanence means, simply, that nothing is permanent. Everything is constantly changing. Not only is this true about the universe and the world outside of us, but also inside ourselves. The sensations in our bodies, the thoughts we’re thinking, our current mood. Nothing is constant. Continue reading