Hi, I am almost done reading GTD, so I'm really sorry if this is covered in the book.
I am not an executive, I am a student. I can see clearly how GTD works well within the framework of a job, but when you add school to the mix I have a hard time wrapping my mind how I will work GTD into how I do school work.
As things stand, when I have time, I pull out all my materials for the class that I am doing work for. Book, laptop, pens, pencil, and my folder come out and I begin work on whatever assignment I have. I have a seperate folder and notebook for every class and I keep all my materials in my back pack, apart from my filing system.
How can I fit this into the context of the GTD system?
Should specific assignments be on my next actions list? Should my classes be filed with projects or should I keep them separate? Should I only keep one notebook and rip out all my notes, put them in my inbox and file them accordingly?
Has anyone successfully integrated GTD with school?
The GTD system is so powerful because it allows you to break down tasks into their smallest components and fit them all into your schedule wherever they fit. It also requires you to have ONE system for getting things done. I noticed that I get my school work done in a different sub-system, and it feels like it will be at odds with having an overall system for doing things.
what do you think?