Being charged with a cybercrime in Florida can be a devastating, confusing and overwhelming experience. As a result of such charges, defendants must confront multiple crises simultaneously.
1. Understanding and dealing with criminal or civil charges;
2. Managing how the charges might affect work, relationships, and future plans;
3. The arrest/charges can have profound psychological ramifications and can cause self-esteem problems, depression, anxiety, and a whole rouge’s gallery of destructive emotions and detrimental thoughts.
So how can you manage these multi-faceted obligations, commitments, and concerns? How can you get back to the feeling of being in control?
Best selling author and productivity expert, David Allen, has possible answers. In his books "Getting Things Done" and “Making It All Work,” Allen introduces a philosophy that suggests that anxiety about our commitments arise when we track our commitments in our heads.
Allen advocates externalizing our commitments -- that is, writing them down in a structured way and reviewing them regularly -- to stay in control. Imagine that great feeling of “completeness” that you achieve when you clean up your office prior to a vacation. Proponents of Allen's "GTD" system say that that feeling of clarity and coherence can be possible all the time, provided that you follow the system's 5-pronged process (Collect, Process, Organize, Review and Do).
Here is a good exercise, per GTD, that can give you insight into the practice and a modicum of clarity and control. Start by making a list of everything on your mind. Get a huge stack of paper and write down anything that comes to your mind about what’s unfinished in your life. These thoughts can range from “I want to climb Mt. Everest” to “I need to get cat litter” to “I must find a Florida cybercrime defense attorney, ASAP.”
It will likely take you several hours to get everything “out of your head” onto paper. You’ll undoubtedly find the exercise cathartic, because you’ll realize that you only have a finite number of concerns -- and that these concerns can ultimately be managed and processed.
Call David Seltzer, PA, for help on your journey to understanding your Florida cybercrime charges and constructing a defense against them. Call us now at 1-888-THE-DEFENSE (888-843-3333).