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GTD, Hipster, and timers

I am moving along in the GTD process. Last night I printed out my One-Up Hipster PDA directly onto the 3X5 cards using my cheap-o HP deskjet 5150. It worked great! The cards look terrific! I skipped the Covey pages...

I also have been using the Minuteur timer recomended elsewhere. I have been using timers for ages, ever since I discovered Fly Lady. She recomends a variation on the 5x10 + 2 hack. . . Which is 15 minutes on task, times 3 and then a 15 minute break.

One part of the flylady system that could be adapted for GTD is the 5 minute blitz. She calls them "Room resuces" but you could just take a 5 minute break and blitz through your in-box for example.

Speaking of In Box...mine, since I have collected all my "stuff" is a bit overwhelming. I did do the weekend try to get through it all and still have a mountain to process. I realized that for me, filing is one of the things I absolutely HATE. Having cool tools makes it better...almost bearable...but I really need to trick myself into thinking that processing is Fun.

Good Music might help...It sure helps with getting the dishes done!




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