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GTD - so far, falling off the wagon & dilemmas dilemmas...

I know, unwieldy subject title but it encapsulates where I am now.

Some of GTD is working well for me, some isn't [I should probably say, *I'm* not working well] but I've only known about it for a few months so I guess I'm still at the 'tweak & bed in' phase.

What's working;

email - both work & home email clients now have @Action, @Reference & @Waiting folders which I put to good use.

home inbox - I've now got an established physical inbox for stuff that previously used to spread out around the place [bills, CDs for re-filing etc]

What's not working;

weekly review - keep forgetting to do it [!]

collection tools / NA lists - went for the analogue 3x5 card approach but whilst they hold everything, they look a bit bad [handwriting isn't the best] and I tend to not carry them with me anymore [like to travel light].

diary - again, it's holding everything but I tend to leave it at home

So, there I am at the moment. Maybe I should reconsider using some sort of PDA for collection/diary but I really wanted to go for something that didn't crash / need recharging / need re-synching but we'll see.

Any thoughts / encouragement appreciated!


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