Getting Things Done - GTD
Basic GTD: Transforming "stuff"AUTHOR: Francisco Sáez
David Allen calls stuff to anything you have let enter into your world (physical or psychological) that it is not in the proper place, since you have not yet determined the results you hope to achieve and the first action step to do.
The stuff in your inbox is, in principle, vague and amorphous, and you are not able to act on it. But once it comes into your life and work, you have the responsibility to define and clarify its meaning.
In order to organize such stuff and eliminate the stress of having unclear things, you have to transform such stuff into actionable items (tasks, projects, information…). That is what the processing stage is all about.