I've just finished a quick read of Getting Things Done and think I understand Allen's system fairly well. However, I want to implement it in Microsoft Outlook (since I'm already using it's calender function which synchronizes with my phone).
Here's a few questions that I have, if you can help with any, I'd appreciate it very much...
If you can help me here (I know, I know, it's almost Christmas and you haven't finished buying presents!! ) that'd be awesome!
- How do you record day-specific actions and day-specific information in Outlook's Calender? Do you add these as "tasks" with a specific date?
- When you write your list of next actions, do you prioritize it in any way? If so, how? From what I've picked up, Allen does not suggest this.
- When you complete an action, do you immediately write the next action down on your list (transferring it from the associated project actions list)? Or do you wait 'till your weekly review?
- Do you ever (I don't think Allen agrees with this) write a list of actions you want to get done today, taken from your list of next actions, or do you just work directly from the next actions list?