Bog Down in Weekly Review
I started GTD in the spring of this year. I am working on my files and have implemented the system with Outlook and my iPAQ, but I find I have two problems:
1. I can't seem to get through a weekly review. It either seems to be taking too long, I get interrupted or it just doesn't get done.
2. I have items on my next action list that sit there for weeks. They need to be done and they are next actions, but I just can't seem to get to them. Should I put them back in someday/Maybe under their project or what?
Any suggestions? Thanks.
Re: Bog Down in Weekly Review
Originally Posted by pshammer
One thing I started doing a while back was what I call "changing the verb." Really, there are times when an Action stays on my list through a couple of reviews...when I notice that that's happening, I change the first word of the to do. This way, I've found it easier to start!
For example: "Write" often becomes "Brainstorm;" "Buy" turns into "Look online for a company that sells;" or "Purge" becomes "Donate 2 items from..."
Again, the weekly review takes as long as it takes, but by calling the next actions the "real" starting points, there might not be so many on your list next week!
Who's doing a review TODAY!?!?
It's Friday (morning here on the west coast).
I wanted to send a supporting e-mail to those who are planning a weekly review today.
Might I suggest, before you start your next Weekly Review, you read over this short note:
Good luck and happy weekend!
Thanks for the encouragement
Thanks for the encouragement. The article was a good review. I think I sometimes make it too complicated and being patient is important.
Re: Who's doing a review TODAY!?!?
I certainly appreciate the cited article. While I understand copyright issues present themselves, it would have been courteous to have allowed cutting and pasting on the pdf file noted above so that one could do as David Allen did, and insert the weekly review guidelines directly into one's Palm.
Originally Posted by Jason Womack