Basic GTD: What does collecting mean?
It is the first stage through which any possible action or task has to pass. First of all you have to catch it. Collecting is to capture everything that might represent something you have to do into a reliable system you will process and review later. So simple: noting down something in your notebook, recording a thought in a voice memo, entering a task in your favorite application…
The difficulty is that, to be efficient, you must collect everything. If you do a halfway job, there will always be things in your head distracting you and, moreover, you won’t review the collection system as often as you should, because, deep down, you won’t trust it.
Try to use the minimum number of collection tools. If you have to watch your 3 email accounts, your mobile phone, your notebook, an Excel spreadsheet, the application you use at work and the one you use at home, believe me, you will end up forsaking.
This post is closed to new comments.
Try it FREE for 30 days
Learn how to live a more productive, less stressed life.
Don't you know FacileThings?
Just published: The Path to Self Improvement http://facilethings.com/blog/en/self-improvement #productivity #gtd
Posted on Feb 23, 08:11
Just published: "Start to Get Organized: The Mind Sweep" http://facilethings.com/blog/en/the-mind-sweep #productivity #gtd
Posted on Feb 16, 08:22
Just published: "Social Networks and Productivity: Pros, Cons and Tips" http://facilethings.com/blog/en/social-networks-productivity #gtd
Posted on Feb 09, 08:33
Just published: 11 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Give Up http://facilethings.com/blog/en/dont-give-up #productivity #motivation
Posted on Feb 02, 08:39
FacileThings: Changelog (January 2015) http://facilethings.com/blog/en/changelog-jan-2015 #gtd #productivity
Posted on Jan 30, 08:25