Lifehacker posted my article about how I make my daily task list and how I get through it.
I've never had myself tested for ADD, but I know for sure that I'm very easily distracted. The fact that my job requires me to sit in front of the computer with an Internet connection all day means that tempting trajectories ("I wonder if YouTube has a commercial for Six Finger?… Yep!") are just a click away. For years I suffered with distractions that diminish my daily productivity. But in the last year or so I've refined a simple system to keep me on track throughout the day.
I keep a master list of everything I need to do. As soon as I think of something that I need to do, or if I have a meeting and am assigned an action item, I add it to the master list. The list is divided into different categories, such as Make magazine, Boing Boing, Gweek, personal business, etc. I've used a lot of different list managers over time, and I find that Wunderlist serves my purposes very well. It works with my desktop computer and my smartphone, synchronizing between the two. It's important to have a
system to capture everything. (I learned that from David Allen's Getting Things Done, of course).
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