I'm in my own personal Groundhog Day. Help.
July 28, 2010 12:59 PM Subscribe
How can I organize my life when I have no deadlines at all?
posted by overeducated_alligator to Work & Money (9 answers total) 34 users marked this as a favorite
I work 9-5 as a web & graphic designer for a historical society. My work consists of huge, long-term, open-ended projects that have no deadlines -- whenever they get done, great, but there's rarely any urgency to anything.
Outside of work, I have lots of hobbies and do some other freelance work. Almost none of it has any real deadlines.
As a result, time has very little meaning for me. It's hard for me to stay organized (and motivated) when every day is pretty much like the one before it. Making up arbitrary deadlines doesn't work for me, I'm always aware that they're fake.
Most personal organization GTD-type stuff presumes you work in a fast-moving high-intensity career field with deadlines that have real dates. I barely even remember what day it is, because I never have to. How can I add some structure to all this?