Using context to get more things done?
September 24, 2011 7:04 PM Subscribe
How important is context to getting work done? What are effective ways to manipulate context to get more done?
posted by parudox to Work & Money (11 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
Most of the things I need to do are computer-based, and I work mostly on my netbook. I'm relatively portable, but this also means that generally I'm not tied down to any particular context. I feel that maybe my contexts (e.g. kitchen table) are too relaxed, and this makes it more difficult than necessary to begin and maintain focus on "work" things.
Is manipulating context useful? What are good ways to use context, and good contexts to use? Are they places, clothes, sound, routines, transitions? The goal is increasing my ability to willingly (and productively) spend time on my tasks.
(What I have to work with: a GTD-like system on Remember the Milk, a timer for Pomodoro-style use, and a notepad in which I keep track of time spent on pretty much everything. Please feel free to give advice not specific to my situation.)