I am new at GTD. I just finished implementing the system and got rid of all the clutter in my room / head ! It feels good.
I have a question though: how do you use the system to manage your projects ? (especially when the project has a deadline)
For example, I have a project called: "apply for MBA scholarship". The application must be submitted by April 15th.
So I broke down all the steps I needed to do. In this case: brainstorm the scholarhip essays-deadline: March 31st. Write 1st drafts- deadline: April 2nd. Write second drafts- deadline April 11th. Proofread- deadline: April 14th. Submit application- deadline: April 15th.
All those are @anywhere actions (except the last one which is @computer)
I entered all those tasks in outlook with their deadlines in their categories. Now if I look at the @anywhere category, I see all the tasks. But really, what I would like to see is only the Next action, so that I don't have to worry about the actions after and focus on this one only. And once I have completed an action, how do I make sure the next one shows up on the @anywhere list?
Hope someone has a solution...
Have a great day!