difficulty with switching between paper and digital
Aloha everyone -
I've spent the last 2 years experimenting with GTD and find I spend more time switching systems than actually getting things done. I've tried an old day timer, then all outlook, then outlook with NA and project lists in RTM, and others. I keep going back to try paper - any advice on how to stay with one system, preferably paper to manage lists? This is probably covered with older threads - so feel free to point me there instead of replying. Thanks!
Originally Posted by brianmc
I deal with this way too much. I'm in sales, work from my home, but travel a bit as well. If you saw my desk right now it has my laptops, a letter and jr. size circa notebook, index cards, and my Blackberry. I struggle mainly with which size notebook to use. I love having the letter size because it has more room and I write big, "but" i hate taking it on planes, client meetings etc. I'm trying to stick with the jr. size for portability and my Blackberry. I use the BB for contacts, calender, and I use "TaskMaster" for my errands lists. Context go in the notebook along with context lists. I need to stick with one sized notebook and the BB, but I still can't decide. Frustrating!!!
The Truth about Paper vs. Digital
It's best to start with paper, but eventually you have to tailor a hybrid solution that will work the best for you. I had the same experience and eventually had to design my own system.
About the closest you can get to an all-digital system is purchasing a Fujitsu ScanSnap.