I just got done reading the book and grabbing the Outlook Add-in. I've run through Chapter's 4 - 7 -- dumped my brain, physical stuff, and 300 unread inbox messages, and processed them.
What I'm left with is:
67 of these Actions are "@Computer"
Do these numbers sound right?
Our company does almost everything through E-mail so I expect to always have a giant "@Computer" list - but with 67 items, to determine what to do next via the remaining 3 criteria (time, energy, priority) I'm pretty scared I'll miss something super-important. Given that 90% of my day is at meetings, I only have a few moments a day @Computer - making it double intimidating to have that large of an @Computer list.
My whole life I've trusted the constant "open loop" horizontal scan my psyche provides - letting go of it is probably one of the most intimidating things I've done regarding my personal methodologies. However, I'm inspired by the ideas in the book-I've just started a new role at work, and I've got so many "open loops" there's not much time for anything else -- so something has to change.
So, does it look like I've processed correctly? How do I get where I can trust my system? Right now with 67 items @Computer in no discernable order I'm not sure I'm trusting it that much at all. Should I add more context? @Computer-Low Energy @Computer-High-Energy, etc?
Anyone else been here and found something that works for them?
Thanks for any help -- I want this to work.