Questions related to the GTD approach, including best practices and common tools
Much like exercise, it’s a matter of getting so accustomed to the positive experience of having done it regularly, you’ll feel creatively uncomfortable with anything less. The more often you come “back to the well” of a cleaned-up backlog, clarified outcomes and actions, and a well-reviewed work and life, the easier it will be to have those behaviors integrated and on automatic. You’ll process your in-tray for the same reason you brush your teeth–if you don’t, the “scuzz factor” gets too high. The key is to keep on coming back to the game as many times as you might slip away.