Comments on: Happy New Year, Every Week Exploring ways to use our minds efficiently. Mon, 16 Dec 2013 07:19:11 +0000 hourly 1 By: Luciano Passuello Tue, 08 Jan 2008 16:55:51 +0000 Jen: Counting your age in weeks helps with the feeling of a fresh start. I am keeping my week age visible in my desktop. It’s there all the time reminding me to make a good use of my time. It’s amazing how incrementing it by one gives you an instant feeling of responsibility for your time…

By: Jen, writer MembershipMillionaire Tue, 08 Jan 2008 11:31:38 +0000 I know exactly what you mean. What happens is that we get a one or two week glow before we revert back to the old ways. Whatever happened to celebrating the new year? We can’t even make it past a month. While I’m not sure I would like to calculate my age in weeks, I do think that celebrating happy new week is a fantastic idea. Sunday should always be regarded as a fresh start.

By: Luciano Passuello Mon, 07 Jan 2008 19:35:28 +0000 Happy New Year to everybody! Also, thanks for the compliments — I’m glad you enjoyed the article.

Fier: I am enjoying using the ISO week-based calendar so far. Psychologically, it’s amazing: today is the last day of week 01, and it feels exactly like an end of month (that is, an enhanced feeling of closure and anticipation). I am very curious about how it will work for you — if you decide to continue using a weekly calendar, please report back your experiences here.
Regarding Kaizen, I’ve been trying to apply it for longer than I can remember, but only sporadically. Only recently I started to consciously pursue it as a way of life. But, in the very spirit of Kaizen, I can’t help myself but adopting it in small, gradual steps…

Lawrence: This is definitely a valid concern when implementing GtD. I ran it in ‘busyness mode’ for quite a while before realizing where I was going.
Regarding weekly goals, this is just too recent to report any lasting effects, but the first week fine. Setting weekly goals does require a bit of practice, though. I am looking forward in getting better each week, and will certainly report back with a follow-up post with specific findings.

Samir: Please also report back any experiences you have with the ISO week calendar. It was also a new concept to me until recently. Weird at first, but after just a week using it, I’m seeing that it’s not as hard to adopt as it initially seemed.
Your comment about the Dvorak keyboard cracked me up! It seems I’m in good company… 🙂

By: Samir Mon, 07 Jan 2008 13:40:31 +0000 Happy New Year, Luciano!

Another wonderfully thought-provoking post from you, as usual. The whole idea of increasing the frequency of your life heartbeat is a brilliant insight which is very worth considering. Also, thank you for introducing me to the the ISO week dates system. I have never come across this before and will definitely investigate further.

… on a sidenote, I am officially outraged at your categorizing of certain things as eccentric geeky quirks! Are you making fun of my long time aspiration to learn the Dvorak keyboard?!

By: Lawrence Cheok | A Long Long Road Sun, 06 Jan 2008 04:09:07 +0000 Hi Luciano,

I like this article. I’d just started on GTD, and has the same concern of being busy everyday with GTD, but missing the long-term goals totally.

I had been practicing weekly reviews for a couple of years already, and it is a really helpful exercise to stay on track.

How has it been working for you so far?

Happy New Year!

By: Fier Fri, 04 Jan 2008 10:52:51 +0000 Happy New Year Luciano.

Instersting article as usual. ISO weeks are a fine idea, I will incorporate it. Nowadays our society is directed towards moments of truth instead of little improvements (in contrast with western society). Movies, songs and communication media are always in search for epiphany, satori or big-bang moments. Have one of this per week would be tough… 🙂
How long have you been applying Kaizen in you life?

By: Luciano Passuello Thu, 03 Jan 2008 23:38:13 +0000 Hi Usiku, thanks for your comment.

Besides the more opportunities for setting and evaluation of goals, I’m also looking forward to what kind of shift may happen when focusing a little more on gradual changes… Leaning more towards “to be” instead of “to do”…

By: Usiku Thu, 03 Jan 2008 00:47:14 +0000 Definitely, using a shorter timeframe allows for more opportunities to reflect, regroup and followup.