I have been learning about Getting Things Done, GTD, for little more than a month by now.
Not until I read the chapter about collecting everything did I understand how hard GTD is to get started with.
I’ve started reading the chapter about implementing a GTD system on your own. The book seems to prefer simple systems, and generally, physical things: a physical inbox, a physical filing system (at least 4 filing cabinets), a clean, big desk and so on.
I promised myself to decide on a first iteration of a personal G.T.D. system earlier today. While I’m very eager to say “didn’t have time” I won’t allow myself that excuse! It is better to make a decision and adapt from that in next weeks review than further postpone a stabilization… So here they are, the tools for all parts of the system:
The Getting Stuff Done book prescribes getting into the habit of reviewing your own GTD system (on top of checking the actual content of your “inbox” and all the lists and plans) once a week. I’ve done that “weekly review” process twice a day for several days now – so I thought now is time to slow down and review and stabilize for a week 🙂
So I’m challenging myself to choose a set of tools for all parts of the system tonight — and keep them for a week.