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I use paper to do GTD, more specifically a Moleskine.
With the "@waiting for" lists, I found myself copying the same task over and back to other context lists. Example, I phone Bill for info, get his answering machine, state what I'm looking...
The word "Zen" is often slapped wherever the word GTD is used.
It's been said many times, for example, that GTD will have you reach a Zen-like state of mind.
David Allen talks about "Mind Like Water", a simile he borrowed from karate. While Zen and karate are both Eastern things,...
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When do you do your weekly review and what kinds of rituals do you have in place to ensure that it will happen for you?
I often have deadlines on Fridays, so it's difficult for me to do weekly reviews on...
GTD Newb here.
I'm totally stuck on how to keep the Next Actions list coordinated with the projects. 95% of what I'm doing is project-related. Do I have a next Actions list in each project folder which I then process alongside a general "next actions" list (or are there multiple lists)?...
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I am pretty much on pen and paper. I have just created a mind map for buying a car. Where do I put it? Do I create a file folder called "Action Support" and throw it there or do I create a file folder "Car - buying" and throw it there?
Thanks, and now I have a few GTD questions.
Where do actions go that must be completed on a certain day and can only be completed on a certain day? e.g. talking to a person you will be in the vicinity of on Wednesday, etc. (Ticklers, Next, Calendar, Waiting for?)
What about actions that are...
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I cycle to work and back, so spend about an hour cycling each day. Whilst cycling I'm always thinking of ideas and things to do. I'm yet to find an effective way of capturing whilst cycling. I got a little dictaphone off eBay but it requires quite a bit of looking at to get working, so...
I found that I'm very visual and that I best remember things if I have specific locations for them.
One big binder with all the lists (@calls, @net etc) and agendas didn't really work for me. (You close it and they 'disappear' lol) Even similarly-looking folders of different colors didn't quite...
In the PDF from DavidAllenCo. on setting up Entourage, I got the impression, categories are used exclusively for the @ lists. Is there anything wrong with continuing to use categories for anything else? As long as my @ lists appear together at top, does it matter that I categorize my contacts as...
I've been using ToodleDo for several months and I'm trying to follow some GTD ideas. I am only using GTD in a very broad sense: I love the idea of just dumping everything into a todo list (it was really messing my mind to have all those tasks going around my head, not anymore!), but I...
I'm soliciting your advice/insights on changing your character/disposition/habits within a GTD framework. I'm having trouble seeing direct NAs for these, particularly when they involve reactive situations.
For instance, let's say you've decided to stop participating in the...
Can I just go to an office store and buy a tickler file, or I make it myself?
All I know is that it consists of 43 folders. 12 for months, and 31 for days.
Aren't there supposed to be more like 365 folders, one for every day of the year?
I have an item which I'm not really sure where to park: I need to go to a place to get some specific documents but this can only happen when I can take a day off from work and am not really sure when that'll happen. But when I do take some time off from work, I need remind myself to go to that...
I'm new to GTD and have not yet begun to implement the system. There are two methods I don't have clarity on: the tickler file and the next actions list. Your help is greatly appreciated!
Re: the tickler file - where would you put something that doesn't have a particular date...
Was reading "Making it all work" and DA mentioned a 3-year-old having a temper tantrum over cleaning his room. Once dad implemented GTD by 1. "collecting" all of the toys in a box and 2. going through each item in the box one at a time and putting it away, the child was less overwhelmed.
I manage technical projects in a client facing role. Projects typically have quick turnaround times and my email velocity is pretty crazy (like a lot of people). Virtually every email I receive requires a delegation to either the client or to our technical team.
I often wonder what should...
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