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first steps

I'm still working my way through the GTD book but have started implementing a few of the stages. First off, got myself a little pocket diary [small enough to take everywhere] that I can use for appointments & to capture notes. I've already transferred all my appointments into it from a complex array of wall calendars, online calendars, work diaries, scraps of paper etc [all of which I've forgotten to check at least once in the past!]. That feels good for a start [apart from the obvious 'hope I don't lose the diary' anxiety!]. The 2nd major thing I did was organise my filing at work today. I'm just a clerical officer but still need forms & reference material to hand. Until now it's been an 'evolved' system of filing similar things together, other things where I thought I'd remember them [yeah, right!] etc. Today saw the 'dump it all on my desk, purge & process' technique coming into action. Ended up with a full drawer of alphabetically labelled folders [so I now know where everything *actually* is, not where I *think* it is!] & a bag of rubbish, which previously took up about half of my storage space.

This is good stuff :)

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