I have outlook set up on my laptop and all of my next actions are set up in Tasks and displayed by category.
I have categories for the usual:
I have a category for projects – also listed in tasks.
My laptop synchronises with my Pocket Pc which I carry with me, here my task list is also organised and displayed by category.
Currently I’m having difficulty completing next actions as I move through my working day and on through the week. More and more tasks are being added to my lists faster than I am able to complete them.
I’m being distracted by the lists of tasks instead of using them to make real progress.
I have, in effect, become frozen.
So what do I want?
I want to remove items from my lists as quickly as I am adding them.
I want to adopt the GTD system as a tool to getting things done.
I want to spend less time on the system itself and more on getting tasks done.
My current thoughts –
Perhaps I need to block some of these tasks into my diary and actually set time aside to commit to and complete them.
Maybe I need to think about when I am going to do certain things – some personal phone calls need to be made during working hours, so I need to slot them into my working day etc.
Does anyone else have any thoughts? Maybe you, like me, have already experienced these episodes and know of a way forward?!