It's certainly possible. However, what might be a better choice is to sit down with a stack of small bits of paper, 3 x 5 or 1/4 of a sheet of paper or whatever small size you are comfortable with. Do the full collection phase where you write down absolutely everything that has your attention, a full and complete mindsweep to the best of your ability. Keep a stack of the paper handy so during the next phase you can ad to your pile. Then the next step is processing those piles. Set up 3 boxes (if you have a lot of the collection bits) or 3 folders or some way to sort them. As you look at each paper decide, is this something I need to have to do this month? put in pile 1, Is this something I need or want to do in the next 2-3 months?, put in pile 2, is this a maybe in this lifetime thing? Put in pile number 3.
Originally Posted by Kaye2012
Pile number one then needs to be fully processed and organized into whatever system you are using for your lists. Pile number 2 is also in need of processing soon but I'd tackle it over the next week or so between when you start and your next weekly review. I'd handle that by separating out the notes into 7 or 14 equal piles and adding one pile to each of my ticker folders for the next week or 2. Call pile number 3 backlog and crete a project to process some portion of it on a regular basis until it's gone but maybe only a piece every month or so.
There is something so beneficial about the head clearing of initial capture that is very hard to explain but obvious once you experience it that makes learning the GTD habits so much easier.
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