Hi everybody! I've been doing GTD for almost two years now and I love it. BUT it starts to fall apart as soon as I get home.
I'm at work, I have some daily checklists, I have my next-actions, I have my waiting-for lists - they work very well! I have these for my home life too.
But when I get home, I grab the mail, feed the dogs, make dinner, do whatever housework needs to get done, and fall into bed. Several days of the week I'm gone from 7:30 to 8:30 pm because I practice martial arts after work.
So I don't have the same stringent check-my-list mentality that I do at work.
Is this because I'm too tired when I get home? Because the immediate demands of family and housework supersede the long-term? Because my planner sits in my briefcase until I think of a reason to need it, whereas it sits right on my desk at work? Because I feel like "I'm at home now - I don't feel like addressing this extra work!" Might be all of them.
I am actually pretty up-to-date on my next-actions and waiting-for lists - but I usually do these actions when I think of them, and check them off when I happen to look at them at work, and as we all know that can be a dangerous game.
Needless to say I am not very good about keeping a recording system with me when I'm at home and writing things down.
I would love to have the same discipline at home that I do at work - following through with my contexts, recording open loops as they pop up, etc. Does anyone else have this down, and have any tips for going the extra step and implementing GTD at home?