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It’s funny how predictable I am. It’s Sunday, a little after 10:00 AM, so I’m sitting at home waiting the 30 or so minutes it’ll take the machines in the laundromat to process a load. There’s enough of yesterday’s Weekend FT to read, a cup of coffee, and then I can go put the stuff in the dryer and have another 35 lazy minutes. This means I never think about laundry in the course of a normal week because it will “just happen” on Sunday morning.
Systems like Getting Things Done help to organize the way I get things done so that I can have faith in the process and not worry about things which will get done. One of the challenges I have with getting in to GTD systems is that I have an old set of habits to lose as well as a new set of habits to learn.
Intentionally making and breaking habits requires discipline, and therein lies the rub. Most of my existing habits have taken years to solidify, being triggered by external events. To intentionally change habits is hard work, and falling off the wagon is easy.