I have printed out the GTD workflow diagram as well as the a list of next action and project verbs...there are only a few that I actually use, but it sits there on my desk all day everyday as a reminder.
Finalize Resolve Complete
Look into Submit Update
Organize Design Set-up
Ensure Roll out
Call Organize Review
Buy Fill out Find
Purge Look into
I have also taped this message to the bottom of my computer screen: Informed + organised = productivity = Things.
In other words I love the feeling of being informed and organised...but the end point is about being productive....and all three are far more likely to happen if I am using Things as my daily guide to tasks (as opposed to the email inbox).
This note headed 'Start the day routine' is also prominent:
1. Check calendar
2. Inbox Zero
c. Do (if less than 2min)
3. Switch off email
1. Organise material for daily meetings
2. Identify ‘best bus’ if going to city
3. Identify priorities for the day
a. What does a successful day look like? [Today list]
1. Switch email off
2. Eat the Bear
Note how I twice remind myself to switch email off...eat the bear is just a message to get on with the show. One of the above is original, I have lifted parts from various 'best practice' guides.