Have you ever heard of a person who is in a state of whelm? Mostly, we hear about crazy, busy, overwhelmed lives or being underwhelmed. Whelm seems like it should mean balance, a state of being to strive for. While whelm may be an archaic word, it certainly describes many people’s daily lives. With Index Card Cure™, we suggest a discrete number of actions about specific topics; not just skimming the surface, but hitting the essentials. Even complicated subjects are manageable if divided into small increments.
There are things we know we should do, that we are not doing, and that keeps us in a state of low-level anxiety. The Heartbleed bug exposed security lapses of sensitive data. We know that we should do a better job managing our online presence. But, if you are not being told by your office IT person to make passwords a certain length with specific characters and change them at a certain frequency without using the previous 10 iterations of passwords, does it happen? How many use the same password for multiple sites and store passwords in computer files or written on lists. Every report of another security breach adds to the anxiety of wondering if we’re vulnerable to getting hacked.
In addition to the proposed steps on each index card, there are two or three blank lines. These blanks allow you to modify the index card for your specific needs. We want the Index Card Cure™ platform to give a starting point that you can personalize for your needs. Too many steps = too hard. And too hard means it doesn’t get done. It’s too easy to put off a complicated project. How many excuses can you come up with to not clean and organize the basement: too big, too hard, too much time, the sun is shining?
If you have suggestions or edits for one of the cards, please leave a comment. Together we can improve the Index Card Cure™.