GTD am I doing this right?
I am concerned that I am not processing my tasks correctly. I start my day usually by opening Outlook today and seeing the quick summary of things that are on my list for the day ahead. I will go to my tasks and pick a priority item such as make a call to the Body shop about the van. I open that task and make the call the guys not there so I leave a message and note that in the tasks note section. Then I will change it's catagory and status to Waiting for and save and close. Should I be puting a reminder in my Calendar to follow up on that call tomorrow or just leave it in the Wating for Category? What do other people do?
I have also found that if I try and assign due dates to tasks, things get too muddled on the task list and I don't know which dates to take seriously and which ones are flexible. So I decided to not assign any due dates to tasks unless thay had a hard due date attached like this grant has to be in by this date or else. How do others handle this situation?
I also tend to use the calendar to trigger tasks that will need to be done far in the future like the pay out on a contract next year when a show closes off the road or a payroll needs to be activated. In Outlook are these all day events or do you assign a time to them in the future with a reminder? I just have to be able to do this right or I wont trust the system to remember and therefor we all know what that means.
Any suggestions would be appreciated