Having practiced GTD for about 6 months now, I'm still have one major problem...
I have tried to go to the "one system" approach - the obvious choice is using Outlook with the GTD plug-in (which I am using), but I can't seem to let go of having a daily paper-based list, relegating GTD to a repository of everything else which I update.
Anyone else in the same boat?
This morning I have analysed why I do this and have come up wth the following.
1) I have some many tasks in my GTD task folders in Outlook that it's pretty overwhelming and to try and organise daily tasks from that bunch is like looking at an attic that have been stuff full! I tend to dump on my daily list anythign in my head which needs doing.
2) I love computers, but still get great satisfaction from physically crossing something off a list when it is done. Call me daft, but I feel ticking a "complete" box comes a poor second!!
3) Writing a list on paper is still so much quicker that creating a similar list in Outlook. Also during the day it is easy to add other things as they pop into my head.
I realise 2 & 3 are things I should just get over, so the main problem is (1). Anyone else faced this beast and managed to get something which really works well?
My current thinking is to maybe:
1) Create a view in outlook which only shows a small sub-set of GTD tasks for that week.
2) Print these off each day and work with the list manually.
3) At the end of the day, update everything electronically and recycle the paper!
What do you think?
Thanks in advance,