Thursday, 15 January 2015

To Do Lists

Sometimes the most simple solution is also the best solution. I've been experimenting with various ways of keeping track of the tasks I've got on hand. I've now settled on a Hoshin action item register for big things the company needs to do. For the smaller things which take less than 15 minutes, I just write them on my notepad (which is always under my desk with the pen next to it, I'm not allowed to move the pen). I then cross the items out when they are done. I have a rule that I'm not allowed to draw any doodles or anything, the notepad is just for things to do. So far the system is working out really well. Short but simple, it's worth a try. David

Monday, 5 January 2015

New Years Resolutions

Here are my new year resolutions: 1. Since I'm visiting Sifu in Feb, I'm going to go on a crash diet for Jan so I'm as light and have lowest possible blood pressure, to get me through the training. Normally I'm really against crash diets. 2. Try to dress better. I've got a bad habit of "dressing for comfort", now that my weight is a bit more stable, I can start investing in good clothes and dressing as well as possible. This relates to my attempts to improve my shoe collection and shoe care regime, which has involved throwing away a lot of older clothes and shoes which were never going to look good again, and which were taking up a lot of space. 3. Try to write more letters by hand. This is a strange one, but I think it's nice to receive a handwritten letter, so I thought I would try and do that a bit more often going forward. 4. More regular salsa dancing. I've been a bit lax this year and my dance level has started going backwards, so I need to really focus on it this year.