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?
FacileThings on the Japanese Evernote App Center https://appcenter.evernote.com/ja/app/facilethings/web-apps
Posted on Apr 15, 07:56
Just published: Dealing with Stress at Work and Life http://bit.ly/1iMopjW #productivity #gtd
Posted on Apr 14, 08:31
Just published: Little Changes http://bit.ly/1lSi4cj by @davidtorne #productivity
Posted on Apr 10, 08:39
10 Reasons Why GTD Works http://bit.ly/1lFkI2g #productivity #gtd
Posted on Apr 07, 07:40
Perfection is the enemy of your #productivity http://bit.ly/R6oUrF
Posted on Apr 06, 15:22