Well, my quest to work with daily focus lists in my hybrid of GTD and DIT continues. However, this morning I received another one of those GTD moments where David Allen's teachings really come into play. So I created my daily focus list of what I really, really wanted to get done today. These actions were taken from my next actions list. I started off the day...and then things started happening. Two of my graduate students show up at my door with experimental and project design issues that needed to be discussed immediately. While I was talking with them, I received 10 emails, all of which contained issues that needed addressing as soon as possible as well. Then two phone calls from collaborators from other universities on grant issues. None of these could be planned, or prevented as I do extensive planning on all of my projects. This is just my life sometimes with a large lab group and several NIH grants. Some days, I can create a focus list and work diligently all day with minimal interruptions and really match the closed list approach. Then there are days like today where the flexibility of GTD comes in well for me.
Just thought I would share my experiences...
All the best,