Any tips on how to coordinate projects, next actions, and calendars with a spouse (or significant other)?
Any good processes or tools?
For instance, magazines used to pile up between my spouse and me. We probably get 20 magazines, professional and personal. Our solution: keep all common magazines in one pile, and if I have read a magazine, I rip off the top right corner. My spouse rips off the bottom right corner. This way, we know if the other has read a magazine and we can throw it out much sooner.
We also keep separate inboxes for our mail, incoming personal magazines, and notes.
To coordinate calendars and Next Actions, we sit down each evening (or less frequently if necessary) and go over upcoming next actions and appointments. For instance, we make it clear who is picking up the groceries, who is doing the cooking, who is going to be stopping by, when the landscaper is coming, etc.)
I make it clear to my spouse which items I have completed -- I did pick up the prescription, I did write the thank you note to Ms. Jones, I did conquer Albania. This really helps my spouse know that things are getting accomplished and it avoids open loops where one of us has to ask "Did you ever do..."
By the way, since I have been using GTD for about 1 1/2 years, my spouse almost never needs to follow-up with me on anything and ask "Did you do...." because it gets done.
Any other suggestions?