I've been using GtD at work for about a month and am very impresseed with how it's helped me to work more effectively. I feel like I have a handle on what needs to be done. I'm interested in how others set up the GtD procedures in their daily activities.
For example - I have a list that I call "Daily" that basically is an agenda for a typical day - that is, the general things that I want to do in the order I want to do them in. I look at the list periodically during the day to keep on track. If the agenda doesn't work for a particular day due to meetings, etc., that's okay, because it's just intended to give me a general framework for the day.
For the past month, it's been:
1. Start up - check voicemail, check email, set up backup tape
2. Preparation - Process Inbox, review Next Action list and support folder and calls list, and decide priorities for the day.
3. Handle quick correspondence
4. Make calls
5. Work on projects
I wanted to get the inbox processing done early so I would get that out of the way. However, I'm finding that the inbox processing and taking care of the 2-5 minute items ends up taking up a fair amount of time, and getting to my Project Work (really the most important thing) then gets squeezed at the end of theday. I'm thinking of rearranging things to start right off with Project Work, then do the inbox processing either right after lunch, or at the end of the day. How do others set up their day so that GtD works most effectively (and everything that needs to get done, gets done!) Thanks!