My issue is not dealing with lack of motivation, procrastination or anything of that sort. I read DA's GTD book back in late 2008 and began implementing the method in early 2009. As 2009 progressed, so did my GTD habits. I continued to try new things/methods to see what best fit my interest. I went from being a complete lazy college student that barely passed with low "B's" to an "A" student. I have the whole inbox, filing system things happening along with the read/review stuff...etc etc etc. etc.
MY situation currently is how to be my most productive when i'm out and about throughout my day. For the past few months I was using the OmniFocus iPhone app on my iPod Touch, which allowed me to carry all of my projects, action steps, etc, all according to their context as well. It was more than beneficial but the truth was I did not fully utilize it. I enjoyed tapping away at completing NA's but it wasn't the best at capturing new items, messing around with ideas or even creating projects. My Macbook @ home (w/ OmniFocus) bares the full load of all my projects, contexts, etc.
I've always preferred a more intimate approach with pen and paper. Before I had the iPod Touch I would grab a small 3x5 cheap Office Depot notebook I had and I would write in the next free page all of my NA's that I would want to tackle for the day. I enjoyed this approach a lot more considering I enjoyed the satisfaction of being able to click my pen open, and crossing out an action I had just completed. The problem with the cheap little notebook is that it hardly lasts. It has about forty pages in it but by the time i'm on page 20, the spine is tearing off due to it being in my pocket everyday. (I've been thinking about getting a Moleskine little pocket notebook which look and feel great, i'm just not too sure on which one specifically yet)
I enjoy the pen/paper approach however the iPod Touch OmniFocus app has the advantage of being able to see all of my projects at any given glance, while pen/paper has only allowed me to see the simple bare bones of what's next.
I'm asking You
What is your approach to all this? How are you most productive throughout your days? What simple tools do you use and need to perform your best? What do you always need to have with you? What helps you tenfold?
Edit: Allow me to mention that before I had the iPod Touch I utilized Merlin Mann's Hipster PDA which was an incredible tool for capturing new ideas for my inbox (I loved how I could easily write something down in an index card and toss it into my portable plastic inbox folder) but it was the greatest being able to write things down or cross things off when walking or standing up. That's why i'm secretly eyeing the small Moleskine notebook.