Categories | Gear | Getting Things Done | GTD Toolbox | Implementation
This great idea comes from Matt, a GTD enthusiast who has lots of great ideas.
I have some of my best ideas in the shower. I don’t know if it’s the hot water or the lack of distractions, but things pop into my head and I know that I’ll need to take action on them. But when I’m halfway through a shower, I only have two choices: try to remember it, or get out and write it down. Neither really works well. One results in a wet floor, and the other means I spend the rest of my shower anxiously trying not to forget.
Of course, the GTD answer would be to write it down. But pen and paper don’t survive long in the shower. Fortunately, I remembered that when I’m scuba diving I sometimes carry a small writing slate to more easily communicate underwater. I grabbed my slate and put it in the shower.
You can get a dive slate from your local dive shop, or from an online store.