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
I spent yesterday going through all my stuff and doing a real brain dump - the kind David Allen talks about in his book. Before I was doing the brain dump and collection process halfway and that's the kind of results I got.
So I decided to do it right. I set aside the afternoon and went through all my emails, text messages, stacks of paper and notes in my phone. I couldn't bring myself to use a piece of paper per item, as David Allen suggests, so instead I used some card stock I had and made a bunch of cards (8 per sheet) and wrote actions on those. Here's the completed stack:
I've been trying to sort them into categories but I keep getting frustrated and giving up. Some of them are easy - like waiting for, errands, calls or agendas but others are tough..
To further complicate matters, I'm a full-time homemaker so some of the standard contexts don't quite work for me or sync with the way I function.
So that's where I am at the moment - deciding what contexts work for me and then sorting my tasks into those contexts.
I'll be back when I get this sorted out. Until then . . .