Noticed something recently and not sure if it's to do with my first year of GTD or maybe it's middle age creeping up on me!
My GTD system is working fine, always have a capture device at hand, can't remember the last time something slipped through the net and all loops are closed!
But I've noticed that if I don't write it down I forget trivial, "small stuff" things (that I only need to remember for a very short term) pretty quick these days!
I'll be at home at the PC or busy cranking widgets and a friend will pop round to see us.
I'll ask the usual "would you like a tea or coffee?..." and by the time I've made it to the kitchen and chatted a bit more I've forgotten what they want!
It's as if I automatically don't even try to remember the small stuff anymore because I'm so used to capturing everything into the GTD process!
In a way it's cool as it means I'm completely trusting my GTD system but in another way it's slightly worrying what this could do long term to my short term memory! (said slightly tongue in cheek!)
Maybe I'm so used to not having to remember all the small stuff, my brain doesn't hold on to it anymore?
What is interesting is that I'll forget the small stuff (did they want tea or coffee) but I will remember and get into the main thread of their conversation... It's like I can concentrate more on the flow of conversation and get into that, without having to hold onto the small stuff...
...and none of this "small stuff" ever needs to be remembered for more than just that moment... if they ask me to pop round and fix their PC or whatever that's remembered even if it doesn't get written down either!
I'd get some real funny looks if I got out the memo pad next time and wrote down "Kate wants coffee, Lucy wants tea..."
Anyone else experience anything like this? Any feedback much appreciated!
Now, would you prefer blueberry muffins or doughnuts with that coffee?