Context matters : get done things in the right place at the right time.

Have you ever thought why things seem easy to get done while looking at them at the list but they are not in a reality when it hard to complete them? Didn’t you notice that sometimes we need 25 hours 8 days a week to finish what we planned or to even start what we wanted ? Or may be you can’t organize your time in an efficient and productive way? If yes keep reading !

As you already know , I share with you not all, but just those several techniques recommended by David Allen , that help me in my daily real life. So now I’ll tell you about context , what it is and how to use his “tool”.

Context-is the situation , place when and where you can do this or that thing.

How to define a context ?

For you to define context you need to choose several categories , as:

1)at home

2)in the car

3) with my phone

4)near my computer

5) university actions

6)while cooking

7)while doing household chore etc.

Why do I need to do it?

When you define general locations where and when you always get your things done , you can write in every graph your plans and items. What You need to do is to complete this actions right when you reach the destination . It helps you to finish and start things as soon as possible.

For example, if you have a list of calls you need to do in your “calls” graph , you can fastly make them when you have a free time and your phone available.

And one more useful thing about it is that sometimes you can do 2 tasks at once , of course if it is not completing your course work and working out at gun at once. Of you consider this tasks easy enough to do at the same time , you can try to see if it works for you!

I would like to show on my example how I get done things in different contexts and how I practice multitasking :

1)Calling my colleague to know details of a project while cooking :)

2)listening to audio-book while ironing my clothes :)

3)knitting a scarf while watching video-tutorial on how to solve accounting problems:)

Here you can see that it is easier than you think to implement this practice in your life . Remember , one of the most precious things in our lives is time, so use it properly and don’t waste it with no purpose.

Xoxo, Katarina