In our current work environment—read: open-plan offices—it can often seem like we trade the benefits of focus for those of collaboration. It’s easy to work together, but it’s hard to work alone. Particularly if you’re the distractable type, which most creatives are.
Most task management systems have some sort of “someday” column for projects with no urgency. Stuff like “visit Japan” or “learn the guitar” usually find a home here. However, just like we do Spring cleaning we have to cull this list, lest the emotional weight of these uncompleted tasks wear on us. If we’re not careful, this list can be a graveyard of lofty and unachievable tasks. David Caolo at The Unclutterer offers a solution: