Thursday, August 25, 2016

Thoughts About GTD


My journey to implement GTD has been filled with potholes - most of my own making.  For example:

  • I'm making it harder than it needs to be (although it is difficult until you get the hang of it).
  • I'm trying to do it perfect or exactly right.
  • I'm overthinking it.
  • I'm second guessing it.
  • I keep trying different ways to do the brain dump/collection instead of just getting it done.
I am seriously my own worst enemy.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

GTD Update #3 - Collection and Context


I keep telling myself that once I get the GTD system set up that things will get better.  But for now - I'm feeling SO overwhelmed - and STUPID!

The thing is . . . I have ADHD . . . sorting actions into categories is something I struggle with.  I don't mind filing (ok - I mind a little) but I HATE trying to decide where to file something.  For example, stuff for my car could go under

automobile
car
Jeep

So sorting things into contexts is like filing but on steroids.  And it's stressing me out.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

GTD Update #2


I don't know how I did it, but I managed to completely overwhelm myself with my GTD set-up.  I was on track and feeling good about my progress and then it all went south.

I started out by getting the audio version of Getting Things Done.  I've been listening to it while I drive (my radio is broken), do dishes and fold laundry.  Progress is slower than if I read it, but there's more of a chance I'll finish doing it this way.  I just finished chapter one which was an excellent reminder of why a traditional system doesn't work for me and why GTD might.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Planner Woes - Ready to Try Something New!


I've been a bad girl this year and have been spending waaaaaaaay tooooooo much time trying different planners and different planning systems.  I feel like I've tried just about everything out there.

However, during my journey to find planner peace, I've learned a few things about myself and what I need.