When you travel home from work, do you ever feel a small sense of anxiety coming along for the trip? With input coming fast and furious throughout the day, it is a challenge to process everything during our 9-5 day. It is tempting to let it all pile up and resolve to handle it tomorrow. However, when a part of your mind lingers on unprocessed work, it can be a source of deep unease at home.
In a recent blog post, David Allen shares that even a black belt GTDers like himself is not immune from this source of stress.
“I still have to work with myself to ensure I’ve captured, decided, and tracked all the commitments and creativity that happen with phone calls, meetings, social interactions, and even random communications in passing. I do know that this is one of the sources of much of the free-floating anxiety many professionals experience relative to the gnawing sense of overwhelm that is so pervasive. It seems that there is an unconscious part of us that hangs onto all of those incomplete creations. It is a part that will not let go until it can trust those agreements have been kept or re-negotiated with ourselves.”
Learn how David resolves this tension in his own life at the Getting Things Done blog.