I have read several time manangement books over the past year. I really like Getting Things Done and I am working to implement it with my palm pda.
One thing I don't quite get is the 'hard landscape'. I know to put specific appointments with clients, doctors, school events, etc. on my calendar. What I don't know about is putting other items on there. In the book it says the calendar should hold 'day-specific and time-specific actions'. So, to me, setting the trash out at 7:00 on Tuesday morning is a day/time specific action. On the other hand, nothing is going to 'die' if I don't do it because trash is picked up again on Friday. So does it need to go on the hard landscape? If not, what do I do with that reminder?
Also, what about work tasks that are time-consuming? I do a financial report on Tuesdays that takes me anywhere from 1-2 hours. It has to get done by Tuesday afternoon at 3:00pm. Is this a dated-next action or does this go on my calendar in a 2-hour slot for Tuesday morning?
What types of hard landscape actions do you have on your calendar? I would like to hear from others. Especially those using pdas. I have read the article on how David uses his palm and I am following that method as best I can. Thank you!