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Plowed through first GTD review in *way* too long, courtesy of a bit of coaching on Twitter this morning. Surprised, though I shouldn't be, at how much I've (happily and easily) finished up since. Just blowing the cobwebs out of the brain, seems like, or oiling the gears.

My biggest takeway from the process was about the mind sweep. Once I understood that it really was about "anything I have my attention on" -- whether or NOT it's already in my system in some way -- dumping notes about it onto paper was suddenly effortless. Later I can go through and say "check, check, already here, already here, oh, *there's* a new idea", but trying to filter out things in the middle of the process just clogs it all up.

Also, it's Friday, and the wifi is working on the train, and plenty of water at my elbow. What a lovely day.

on 2010-03-27 07:21 am (UTC)
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GTD is awesome. I don't do it half as well as I could, but I still get tons of value from it.

I don't really do the paper-shuffling parts as much as Allen describes in the book, like I don't have a paper inbox or tickler file. I mostly just do the same type of regimen with my email inbox: Inbox, Action, Defer, DeferLonger, Waiting, Archived. I also use for general to-do and shopping lists.

I do have a file cabinet for paper but it's pretty much a one-way system (file it, and sometimes use it for reference). It's a general-purpose A to Z file. I took Allen's advice and labelled the manila folders and not the hanger-folders and used a ptouch labeller. That's about as sophisticated as I get with paper.


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