Do it how it works for you. The weekend is my time to do a weekly review and I'll share how I am doing it. I do mine over the course of the whole day so I'll keep coming back to post more messages with when and what I am doing.
Originally Posted by macgrl
I try to start with my inboxes already at zero. I have 4 main ones, my paper inbox, my computer e-mail (which funnels 9 different e-mail accounts into one inbox), my Omnifocus inbox and my voicemail. However, yesterday was busy so my inboxes are not already at zero. Right now my voicemail is empty and so is my omnifocus inbox.
My e-mail has 14 messages in it and my paper inbox has a small pile of stuff. I am starting to process each e-mail now as I finish my morning coffee. As I do so if there are any actions or possible projects I use the clipper to put them into my OF inbox or add them to the existing project if I know it is part of something on-going.
Here is a sampling of what was in my e-mail inbox and my action:
msg with a quote for transport of 10 sheep to Berkeley CA - add the price to the project to ship those sheep in the notes part of OF, file msg in Reference
msg with instructions on how to transfer my grocery list from SplashShopper to Grocery Gadget from support - clipped entire msg to OF. I'll process it into a project later. Filed original in Reference
msg to me as Sheep Assoc. Secretary asking for info and breeders in Maine. - This will only take me 2 minutes to write a reply so I am doing it now. File original in the Sheep Association Folder in mail
msg from ASI with weekly sheep info - read, nothing to do with it but forward to Black Welsh mailing list and delete original
msg from server about a bounced e-mail. - It was just a FYI so file the bounce in Reference and don't worry about it.
msg with link to an on-line manual for Grocery Gadget - clicked on link to bring it up in Safari, saved as a bookmark, file original in Reference
msg from developer of ezShopList re capabilities - clipped to OF inbox as it's part of my ongoing shopping list management project
Coffee done. I have to go out and do chores & check the sheep and grass growth in a lower pasture so I 'm stopping for a while. I'll pick up where I left off when I get back in.
Oogie McGuire - Mac, iPhone & Omnifocus
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Paonia, CO USA