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Re: Tasks, time & tasking organization...

Posted by dj on October 24, 1999, at 9:25:07

In reply to A pile for everything, and everything in its pile, posted by Bob on October 23, 1999, at 21:11:24

What I am really interested in is how one organizes time for self & mental tasks such as reading technical documents, etc. I have a terrible time estimating & imagining how long anything will or should take me to do.

Last night I scanned a bit of the book Descartes Error which talks about brains, rationality and the role of emotions. The author (Damasio I believe) discussed a fellow named Elliot with pre-frontal lobe damage from a tumour, who lost his ability to focus on any particular task such as organizing files because he would get side tracked just reading one, etc.

Similar things happen to me when reading or organizing or cleaning or budgeting or...I either get very interested in one thing & side-tracked or just feel very overwhelmed with no sense of scale or time and a massive sense of futility.

Anyone experience anything of this sort, & come up with any solutions?




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