When you decide to do some task, obligation, or plan without executing it, the mind creates an open loop.
Open loop is something that needs to be done but hasn't yet been fulfilled.
- You didn't think about it. You haven't clarified the intended outcome, the very next physical action step, and/or put reminders of the outcome and action required in a system you trust.
From time to time, your mind will remember that task, even if you can't execute it at that moment.
A lot of open loops require a lot of mental energy because they stole your attention.
When you close an open loop, you free your mind.
It can be large tasks such as planning a trip down to smaller tasks such as make the bed.
Ideas in Open Loop
From Reactive Planning Model to Natural Planning Model
Until some point, the project was manageable, but after some feature requests and bug reports, it became unfeasible. In addition, almost every bug fix or feature implementation broke other "uncorrelated" parts of the application. That slowed us down a lot because our client and his customers were using the software, and we had to rush to fix the new bugs (yes, we didn't have testing at that time).
No B.S. Time Management for Entrepreneurs
This book is expressively for entrepreneurs and business owners who wear many hats—those who can't resist piling more responsibility onto his own shoulders, who has more great ideas that time and resources to take advantage of them, who runs (not walks) through each day. Your time is incredibly valuable to you, and you are constantly 'running out of it.'