The trusted system: a week in the life
My trusted system includes various structures for sustainable sacrifice in Christian ministry. How does this trusted system work for me in a typical week?
The weekly review: Planning for sustainable sacrifice
My weekly review enables me to approach the week as an arena of opportunities to serve God and others; rather than as a minefield of formidable unknowns.
Who’s afraid of to-do lists? Making tasks that work
How do I integrate all the stuff from my inboxes into my trusted system? I need to create tasks that work. Each task needs certain essential elements.
Inboxes. Getting all the stuff out of them. Every day.
This post is about a core habit that helps me to reduce everyday stress. This involves identifying all my inboxes in life, and daily emptying them.
Living life in “the zone”: using zones to regulate life
Communications technologies make it hard to regulate the various facets of life, e.g. “work”, “home” and “rest”. I use the concept of “zones” to do this.
Capturing wild commitments
Being a Christian involves being committed to people. But all these commitments can be a source of stress, unless they are captured. Here’s how I do it.
Building blocks of a trusted system
Christian ministry involves constantly asking: “What should I be doing right now?” This is where my “trusted system” is incredibly useful to me.
Taming the phone 2: Putting apps in their place
One of my jobs as a Christian minister is to work out how to use my phone without being used by it. A key way to do this is to put apps in their place.
Taming the phone 1: Minimising notifications
One of my jobs as a Christian minister is to work out how to use my phone without being used by it. A key way to do this is to minimise notifications.
Slip, slop, slap for sustainable sacrifice
This blog series is about habits and personal organisation structures I’ve developed over the years for “sustainable sacrifice” in Christian ministry.