Thanks for the words of encouragement!! : )
Thanks for the words of encouragement people it is much appreciated!! : )
Also CJ, you are right in stating that "Once you've got the set-up you like and your backlog is processed it's really about maintenance, being aware of what's continuing to work and what's not, and building in the habits to keep it going."
I have really achieved both of these things i.e. I have got the set-up that I like - that I do continually tweak to make sure that it is not overly complex. That is one problem that is easy to get into by overcomplicating the GTD system as there are innumerable numbers of ways to set up a GTD system with all of the apps and ideas out there!!
Also, in regards to your other quote of: "It's OK if I get a little behind with all of this, because I know just what to do to 'get back to zero'!". It is easy to miss the weekly review which has happened on two occasions now due to upcoming issues that were completely outside of my control. I have however, managed to catch up on these - half way at least and will continue to chip away at this!!
Another thing that I do notice when I do undertake my weekly review is the amount of walk-ins and phone-calls that pop up during the course of the review but yeah I do take a diplomatic but forceful approach to these. On occasion I do 'stop the clock' while I deal with the 5 minute interruption (i.e. telling them that I am far too busy to deal with their issue at the moment etc) and then start it again once I have dealt with 'getting rid of the interruption'!!
Also cwoodgold, it is a good feeling once you have started the GTD program to not have to worry about the 'nagging thoughts' in your head saying that you 'must act on this' and 'you must act on that once you get back to the office’etc. For the first time EVER I am able to take a walk without having any nagging and persistent thoughts interrupting me!! The GTD program is well worth its weight in gold however, I do wish to re-iterate, as I stated earlier, to not get into the mistake of overcomplicating the GTD system - which is very easy to do!!
Once again, thanks for the words of encouragement and for your responses!! : )