I´ve read somwhere that David says there´s three kinds of work: predefined work; work to do as it appears; and definig work to be done.
In my case –I´m a journalist–, I have few predefined work (just one repetitive monthly project) and a lot of work to be done as it appears. There are many 2 minutes actions and there are many "context" actions (mostly @call and @computer), but normaly I have to do them "today". I mean that are actions with a due date, never longer than today or tomorrow. I think there are about 30 actions like these a day.
If I use the Palm to write down every action, I loose a lot of time writing and a lot of time looking for. It isn´t efective. But if I write them down in a paper-planner with separate pages or in folders for contexts/projects I loose a lot of time skimming through pages.
At the same time, I do use a lot my Palm for my personal stuff!!
My question is:
- how could I handle my tons of work next actions? I supose the best choice is a paper-based system, but it will be a weight to carry if I replicate all the folders (in box+reference+next action by context+waiting+agendas+...) in a binder. In the other hand, I don´t want to duplicate the system and the reminder.
I think I know the theory of GTD method, but I can not bring it to my hectic work life!!
I will appreciate any suggestions.