teaching/ws10/praktikum/caite.info • Mixed in some GTD needs a trusted system to store, archive, sort, the things we need to do. So capture everything an store it in a trusted system. ▫ GTD is about transforming stuff but also about managing your trusted system. THE QUICK START GUIDE. THINGS. DONE Getting Things Done, often referred to as GTD, is reminders into a “trusted system external to your mind”.
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These lists will be reviewed regularly and form the backbone of the GTD system. Their workings are described below. In addition to the lists you will need a. GTD & iPAD l SETUP GUIDE. TABLE OF EXPLANATION OF HOW TO BEST USE THIS GUIDE If you already have an established system in the iPad. GTD & TODOIST l SETUP GUIDE 2 GTD'S FIVE STEPS OF MASTERING WORKFLOW REFLECT Step back to review and update your system regularly.
This list is a container of sorts which takes related actions and groups them under a common initiative. The calendar is for things you have to do on a certain date or at a certain time—and nothing else! By failing to put things where they belong on a calendar, to-do list, etc. The most popular application of this is the Pomodoro Method , which we write about in detail here. This is actually the easy part, as once you have everything captured and you have a plan in place for processing all those pieces of information it only takes a few seconds to decide where they belong in your trusted system.
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We want to offload work from the brain, remember? When you first start to use GTD you should take an hour to write down all things you want to—or have to—do. Do you need to replace your toothbrush?
Return the tea cup you borrowed from your aunt? Should you repaint your bed in another colour? All these things should go on your in list. From now on the in list will be processed continuously.
The items on your in list should be processed one by one in the order they appear on your list. When processing an item in your in list the first question you need to ask is: Yes, sort of. Yes, even the weird name.
When you have determined the next action, you should consider if it takes less than two minutes to do it. If this is the case: Right away. The reason for this is simple: If it takes more than two minutes you should delegate it if appropriate—noting what was delegated, and when—on a waiting for list, or add it to your own next actions list of things you want to do as soon as you have the time.
Unless your secret superpower is delegation, next actions is probably where most things will end up. If the open loop will take more than one action to close, the overall goal should also be noted on a projects list which will be explained in a few sections. To summarize, when processing your in list s , you should follow this procedure:. The GTD work flow: Well, uh… a list of your next actions, obviously. That was 32 days ago!
Yes, it kinda would. It defines any objective that requires more than one action as a project. These projects should go on your projects list. This list is simply a list of project titles and—if you like—descriptions and intended outcomes of the projects. Hi Mitko, thanks for reading! The darkened pictures are highlighting the specific step in the GTD decision tree as we walk you through the 3 different example scenarios.
Things seemed so start working for me, but then I got back to my old patterns. Thanks for the guideline, guys! Make sure to check Swipes swipesapp. Leave this field empty. Download our free report that reveals the morning routines of Oprah, Tim Cook, Tony Robbins and other highly successful people.
Get it Now. Needless to say, this is no way to be productive. Easy as 1, 2, 3 4, 5 There are 5 basic steps to the GTD methodology: Capture — Collect what has your attention.
Clarify — Process what it means. Organize — Put it where it belongs.
Reflect — Review frequently. Engage — Simply do. Tom, the entrepreneur Tom is a young entrepreneur right out of college. His latest idea he believes is his best one a grocery delivery service , so he decides to pursue it a bit further: He quickly identifies several tasks he must complete, such as: Mary, a mom of two kids Mary is a parent of 2 small children who attend the local elementary school.
Bob, a college student Bob is a college student who is trying to balance a full-time job and graduate school as he pursues his MBA. The easy way to deal with this is just to scan it into a paperless filing system. There a lot of great resources for going paperless, but here are a couple we recommend: Our friend Brooks Duncan has a whole site devoted to helping people go paperless at DocumentSnap. Hazel is an essential Mac application for any paperless workflow. The Fujitsu ScanSnap xi is the best scanner you can get for going paperless.
Find the system that works for you. Feel free to modify the GTD workflow so that it fits your specific needs. Use the GTD workflow which you can download for free below as guidelines to shape your own unique system that fits your lifestyle. The best system is one that runs with the least amount of friction.
Be realistic about what you can get done.
Instead, pick your three most important tasks and focus on those. If you make it through those three tasks, then pick three more. Practice timeboxing to get more done. The most popular application of this is the Pomodoro Method , which we write about in detail here. The basic idea is that you set a timer for 25 minutes and just attack your work, then take a five-minute break.
If you want to hear it straight from the source, start here. It will give you a head start. Merlin Mann used to run a website called 43folders where he actually wrote a whole guide to getting started with GTD back in the day.
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