I was watching this [Merlin Mann video](http://www.43folders.com/2007/10/08/merlin-ideo-talk) earlier today and it reminded me of some thoughts I was having on time management.
So, as some background; I am a time management skills pervert. I am outing myself. I love geeky little systems and toys, programs, stationary, anything that claims to help me become both _effective_ and _efficient_, as the old nonsense goes.
Problem is, I’m not very good at it. And my worst problem is ironic; I spend more time playing with time management gizmos than I gain back in efficiency.
Yep, I’ll spend weeks writing a computer program to help me be efficient, then gain days from using it. Then I’ll get bored and realise that, no, paper-based is the way to go. So I spend hard-earned work money on a filofax so I can be more efficient at work. And you know what? That’s not perfect either. So I move to Outlook, and spend hours investigating addons that’ll make me more efficient. And then I don’t use them.
There. I said it. One of my greatest problems with time management is time management. Maybe I should spend time reading productivity blogs, like [43 folders](http://www.43folders.com). That’ll help.