GTD is pretty much the thing that has allowed me to learn how to manage multiple levels of commitments and responsibility and keep a variety of things moving forward at the same time.
I used to be the kind of person that would focus on 1-2 areas of my life and other areas would suffer.
What really, really helped me was the Areas of Focus and Responsibility.
Once I created that list, because it was so important to me, I added it to my weekly review for a couple of weeks until i felt that I had a handle on each area, not perfect, but just knew I was moving ahead and nothing was falling through the cracks.
Then once I got to that level, I took it out of the weekly review and put it down as a monthly review.
Right now, I only review when I need to, which is not very often, and at a minimum every 2 months.
Another thing that I done
I use the Things Iphone app as my list manager and what I found was adding a tag that let me know which goal/area of focus that item was associated with helped.
So I would have a tag like "GTD goal" or "Get in shape goal" or "Financial goal" and these weren't goals parsay, but areas that were important to me to maintain.
So in addition to seeing a context tag letting me know something was @HOME, I would also see the tag "get in shape goal", and I would know that particular action was associated with my Get in shape goal.
And again one more thing that helped, lol
There was a period of about 2 months where I had no job, but in that time I was still using GTD techniques to keep my other goals moving forward.
So what I done was break my day into chunks.
So from 9am - 12pm I would focus on any tasks that would help me get a job. These could have been interviews, calls to businesses, talking to referrals, etc
Then from 1-4pm I would focus on any tasks that had to do with my Iphone repair business. this way I had money coming in while I was out of work.
Then after 4pm was free time. Time for any other of my goals whether it was getting in shape, socializing, any errands etc.
So any way hope this give you some ideas.
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