I'm fairly new to GTD (since Feb this year). On my 'GTD development' project , the NA is
'sort someday-maybe lists - post research query', so here goes..
I run my GTD in excel. Pre GTD, I had an excel ToDo list, also I had a list called 'future possibles' - slightly like a someday maybe, but more a dump off list to
where I could prune out tasks not likely to get done.
Well now I have a mish-mash for my someday-maybes in excel:
An excel tab renamed from 'future possibles' to 'someday-maybe' with the old stuff & some
new stuff in, with some sections in that spreadsheet for DIY tasks, some for things to read, and
various other tasks. 269 rows in excel (but this includes some duplicates).
Also I have separate worksheets 'someday maybe reading' & 'someday maybe places to visit'.
Maybe I should mention, I'm not overly worried about missing out on doing what's in there.
In fact , I find it relaxes me to be able to say 'yes OK not gonna do that one, no problem' as I
shift it over to the someday-maybe list.
Also, these lists don't get weekly reviewed. In general my weekly review seems to be OK at present.
So... a mish-mash for the someday-maybes.
OK: time to sort it.
Well one option is to do nothing. But in that case am I not progressing my GTD skills?
Another is to take a deep breath & delete the lot.
Third option is to sort whats there.
Some steps are obvious - remove duplicates, delete any no longer of interest.
From reading on this forum, seems there are two general ways to organise someday-maybes
1) by review period : 'review weekly' 'monthly' 'quarterly'
2) by theme: DIY, reading, places to see, etc.
But I'm certainly open to view on any additional ways.
(Maybe one spreadsheet with an item per row, also a category (eg places to visit) along side it then a review-period cell next to it, so can sort it both ways - or is that over-complicating things?)
So... any thoughts / suggestions / experiences ?