Implementing Exercise Regimen With GTD?
So, if I wanted to implement an exercise regimen (e.g., 30 minutes of stretching and 30 minutes of cycling), what is the best way to do this within GTD?
It would seem that I should schedule it on the calendar, BUT it isn't something that needs to be done every day---just three or four times a week. And those three or four times could be every other day one week and four days in a row the next.
And, if I make it a next action, it's never done, because it needs to be done again within the next day or two as well.
This is a process project.
"Set up exercise routine" belongs on your Projects list. This is the anchor for your commitment. This project stays open until you've got a routine going on cruise control where it just automatically happens for you.
Once that project is completed, then you might set some fitness goals for yourself which might then spawn other projects, but that's not the focus right now. I mention this for the future because you don't want your routine to become so stale and boring that you may stop doing it out of boredom or frustration.
Scheduling workouts on your calendar might be one action, but only if you have everything that you need to do these workouts and you know exactly where you will be doing them. If you are you lacking any equipment or need a gym membership and don't have one, then your first action will be very different.
Weekly Review is an ultimate safety net.
Yes! Calendar can be used as a safety net between the Weekly Reviews.
Originally Posted by JohnV474
In GTD the Weekly Review is an ultimate safety net.