New to GTD: Doubts about collecting and processing.
Hi, I am new to all this, just finished reading the book and I have a few doubts, I was hoping someone can help me with.
Whilst it seems clear hot to do the initial collection and processing, throw everything in, process everything in order, I am not so clear on the day to day working of it.
I get that I should always, at all times, have a way to write things down so they go on my inbox but:
1) Should something still go in the inbox even if I need to/can do it as it comes up?
At some point I thought maybe yes, in case I end up not being able to do it just then and that it should still be somehow processed, even if it is a very simple action? (Someone writes me an email to remind me it is someone else's birthday). Maybe this is not a good example because at that point I'll be processing my email inbox and that is a less than 2 minute action but maybe I am told by SMS..
2) When should the processing take place? How often? I think all my inboxes should be down to 0 whenever I process and there should not be half processing? So, should I process when I know I have a gap to process everything that has gone into my inbox? What happens if meanwhile one of the things that went into my inbox needed to be done already?
Presumably it isn't a very good practice to just remember about it and go ahead and do it? I mean because then I am still trying to hold things in my head as opposed to relying on the system?
Sorry if all this seems a bit too basic and thank you for any help with it
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