I have recently set up x3 Getting Things Done offices (one at work, one at my girlfriend’s house and one at my house) and although it is very early days I already feel that I am almost at the stage of mind like water status!! I believe that in a month or two hopefully this stage will be fully realised!!
I first started at my office by setting up a brief manila folder system based on the GTD workflow map principle (unfortunately I didn’t get to fully set up the office until later as the office had asbestos removed from the ceiling!!) : (
Thereafter, at my house I went through EVERY piece of paper and subjected it to the principles of GTD - I can already see a noticeable difference!! (I still have a little bit to get through and thereafter I will be completely free of the paper burden at my house - it already feels good to finally make some headway into the mess though!!
I have also as of Sunday, March 3rd, 2013 set up a GTD manila folder system at my girlfriend’s house as this allows me to process any papers that pop up at her house also!! : )
And lastly, I have also (as of yesterday) received the official Getting Things Done action files from America for my briefcase. I have set these up in there and processed all paper accordingly - there is now no loose bits of paper floating around in my briefcase - which is a first!! : )
It was good to go for a walk two days ago and not have any 'nagging' issues popping up in my head as they were in a trusted system (my new GTD system)! (I did have a GTD notebook in my pocket and had no need to write down anything as it was already processes!!). It was also a very good feeling to have one of my co-workers ring me up and ask for a certain piece of paper and within 5 minutes they had found it on my desk (this would not have been possible with my previous system of stacks of paper)!! : )
As I said earlier hopefully in another month or two I will be complete with my GTD system and will be current and have a "mind like water"!! I will keep you all updated on my status in another month or so!! : )