Over the last week or so, I’ve read the book “GTD/ Getting Things Done: art of stress free Productivity” and have been taking notes, and making an implementation of it.
I saw some people’s versions of GTD, but found one really valuable suggestion saying that the 1st step is to READ THE BOOK – not just copy someone elses implementation.
2nd step – no really.. read the book…
I found it really inspiring, and i guess each person will naturally make their own methods, but its a strong foundation.
The sections I have are:
- Intro, checklists, notes to self, ongoing tasks, weekly activities, daily morning timetable
- Project List
- Waiting for others
- Someday/ maybe
- Next Actions (with the different contexts, HQ, To call, To buy, Errands, People)
- Project information
I got the inverted tab idea from This lifehacker entry
So a week into setting everything up, after collecting everything in my house, parents house, cupboard, shelves, draws etc. – I threw out about 3 storage boxes of stuff, recycled another 3, and have one box to donate to an op shop or give away.
Then I collected:
- 4 projects (9 or more business related projects)
- 5 things waiting for others
- 13 Someday/ Maybe items
- 36 Next actions
- And a few pages of project info
And am ready for anything life can throw at me ~ mind is clear, I can focus on completing those things, and can relax and forget about it all when I’m not working, because it’s all secure in the system.
So this is the System:
- Inbox: My MOLESKINE ® Wallet, eMail inbox
- Project list, project details, waiting for, someday/ maybe, ongoing, next actions: MOLESKINE ® GTD Book
- Non actionable things need to consider in the future, to do in the future, events: Google Calendar
- Important things that need to be done on a certain day/ time: MOLESKINE ® Wallet (diary)
- Document/Info archive for reference: Google Docs