I just registered but have been lurking for several months. I bought GTD several months ago and have read thru it a couple of times and I'm at a crossroads. This question keeps bugging me...Am I busy enough to be able to efficiently use the GTD method?
I am a husband, father of two toddlers, full time employee, homeowner, house cleaner, family cook, yardman and in my spare time I have been known to take on a DIY project around the house. Now, in my mind, there seems to be plenty on that list to warrant immediate implementation of GTD, but if I look more closely at my lists I come to realize that most of what covers me up does so outside of my office. Sure, I have plenty of times when I know I'm going to be busy for the next couple of days, but I also have times when I am sitting around waiting for the clock to say I can go home and put all of those other hats on. Establishing the GTD habit is something I have struggled with simply because I can't seem to keep enough things on my list to warrant spending all of that time listing them.
Another issue I have is that because my list tilts overwhelmingly towards @Home and I have two toddlers, the bulk of my list never gets done! If I could leave the office when I got everything done and run home while the kids were gone, I think I could see progress being made. However, I don't think the stockholders would appreciate paying me for 40 hrs when I only work 25, and I'm sure my superiors wouldn't be excited about that idea, either!
So, here I am...stuck in limbo trying to decide if I'm in or out. I desperately need to clear my mind of all of these things, but I feel a little guilty taking up 2 hrs a week at the office pondering my @Home to-do list!
Can anyone help me make a decision? Do I play in this sandbox or clear out of the way for someone who needs this worse than I?
Thanks for your input...I'll be checking back frequently for the next couple of days as I have completed my work until Monday!