Next month I am starting a new career as an assistant professor, and I feel overwhelmed with all the things I need to be working on simultaneously. I think the GTD system would be helpful, but am not sure how to start getting my system set up.
I figure the major projects will be Course 1, Course 2, Grant application, Current research, Writing in progress (articles based on work done during my postdoc), Faculty business (committee work, etc). Under each course, subprojects would be lectures, tests, student papers; Grant application subprojects would be each section of the application. Figuring out what to list as "Next action" when many of my projects are non-linear already has me puzzled.
What I'm looking for is some advice on how to get everything set up and ready to go before I start faculty orientation and warnings on pitfalls to avoid, so I can hit the ground running.