Do Something. Anything.

This morning while I was having coffee before work one of my inner critics started reminding me of something embarrassing that happened to me thirty years ago. I’ve gotten better about quieting those critics, but this one was persistent.

Forty-five minutes later I had reviewed my day, held my morning status call and sent the minutes, and got more coffee. I noticed that the critic was gone. Once I started doing something I was no longer focused on it.

Clean a drawer. No kidding. It’s one of the best therapies in the world for getting back in your psychological driver’s seat. And, unless you just moved into a new place this morning, there is always a drawer to clean.

David Allen

Sometimes it’s more effective to ignore the critics than engage with them.