by David Allen
"The reason most organizing systems haven't work for most people is that they haven't yet transformed all the stuff they're trying to organize. As long as it's stuff it's not controllable"
... everything that has your attention.
For this, you can use
Just keep a note of everything that may be important for you later on. Don't just keep it in your mind.
"Your mind is for having Ideas not (for) holding them."
... what needs to be done.
Now question the ideas/ Information -- Is it actionable?
If Yes -
Can it be done in 2 minutes or less? - yes - just do it now! If No - Put it in Next Action List.
If No -
"It does not take much strength to do things but it requires a great of strength to decide what to do."
... information so that you can find it later.
"Capability and willingness to instantly make a checklist, accessible and used when needed, is a core component of high-performance self-management."
... and prioritize your work.
Try to stick with the weekly review routine for this you can give yourself some rewards for that.
... in the right activity.
Engage in the work keeping the following things in mind -
The threefold model for evaluating daily work -
The first two are the basics of GTD but "sometimes things come up that just can't wait" for those we just need to use our experience to take that.
From '7 habits of Highly effective people' -
We should always try to shorten the time of the 1st quadrant and use more time in the 2nd quadrant activities.
"Ultimately and always you must trust your intuition. There are many things you can do, however, that can enhance that trust."
A chemistry student just trying to create an equilibrium between study and happiness.
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