Within two hours after reading the article I put the idea into practice during a post-Christmas dinner with my friends. Here’s what they came up with:
I should mind my health. I travel every week, and I must take care not to forget that a healthy brain needs a healthy body.
I should not forget the here and now. I’m always making plans for the future, but some things should be enjoyed in the present.
I should de-focus. I’m quite good at focusing on my projects and top priorities. But life doesn’t happen in Remember the Milk.
I thank Femke, Raoul and Erik for addressing my weaknesses, and doing so in a most gentle way. To be honest, there were no real surprises for me. But strangely enough, now that my friends, and not me, have pointed out and discussed my little problems, I feel more committed to try and solve them. (Not in the least because we’ve promised each other to follow up in a few months…)