Managing life is a challenge
No surprises there. We want to find a better way, but it can seem like trying different life management systems is too hard. If you don’t have enough time for everything going on, then how would you have time for that and figuring out some whole new system?
One trick is realizing you don’t have to “do it all”. It’s ok to fail. To not get it right. Try things and see what works.
You don’t even have to try all of something. Yes, all of it is probably better, but if you don’t do any of it because all of it is too much, then clearly even a little bit is better.
Who put their chocolate in my peanut butter?
Don’t be afraid to mix and match from different systems. Find what works for you. Make tweaks and changes. It can be your own special recipe.
If it’s really good consider sharing.
What’s in a name?
There are people who will tell you that you aren’t really doing X if you aren’t doing every single bit. Let those people say whatever they want – the only thing that matters is if you are happier and more productive.
When it isn’t enough
Watch out for when things aren’t working. Think about what could be causing the problems. Then look at parts that you aren’t using and consider adding them in.
Avoid the trap of continually looking for the next break-through system. The systems that exist now aren’t the problem. The problem is you not actually using a system that works for you.
Ready. Set. Do.
Pick a system and learn. Here are some systems I have used or have heard are good.
Do you have any suggestions to share?