- Starting week 21.
- Fully implemented in five weeks, or around the time of Independence Day, i.e., beginning of July.
- Review of the weekly review end of the 2009. What has worked and what should be changed, added, etc.
- Annual review of the workflow structure and method as a part of my annual blog report in beginning of May 2010.
I am interested to hear from you who have struggled with implementing a "time management" system, "getting things done" method, productive game plan, different types of "lifehacks", etc. I am also very interested in getting tips on productivity tools, helpful gadgets, e.g., different versions of a "hipster PDA", etc.
I see myself working according to a my own personalized way of getting things done and ultimately achieving my core values and therefore striving for my happiness. [Editor's comment: I have to "chew" Timothy Ferriss' idea on why you should figure out how the avoidance of boredom will lead to positive things.] One of the main points with implementing a new integrated work-life guide is to come in contact and meet new rational individuals, so I could have positive exchange with them regarding ideas and "stuff", according to the trader principle.
I will start out to apply the ideas which David Allen has laid out in his books Getting Things Done and Making It All Work. I got very inspired to really try out these ideas this time around, after participating in David Stiernholm's course in personal productivity. Later on I think my way of doing things will evolve into a personalized system that has been inspired by:
- Mark Forster's Autofocus system.
- "Thinking on Paper" by Jean Moroney of Thinking Directions. Here I think I could use my Pulse Smartpen to its full potential.
- Stefan Sebö's "Quality of Life Wheel" in his book, Resultat ("Result" in Swedish).
[Editor's note to self: Check out Todoodlist by Nick Cernis of Put Things Off.]
Things to do and next actions:
- Clean out the old stuff.
- File the stuff or throw it away.
- Start to put new things in it. Plenty of stuff to take care of on the desk.
- Archive 16,380 email messages and counting... [Editor's comment: Please cross your fingers... Last time I did it, Google kicked me out of my own Gmail account!]
- Install the latest version of GTDinbox [Editor's note: 184.108.40.206?].
- Read Kelly Forrister's post, Building a GTD House, again. [Editor's note: Draw my own "house" including Next Actions list, Calendar, Waiting For list, Project list, Someday/Maybe (Tickler file) list and Reference material file...]
- Check out different mind mapping tools, e.g., MindJet, MindMeister and GoalEnforcer.
- Install MeeTimer Firefox browser extension.
- Start using Gtdagenda. Go through reviews of the GTD application, e.g., Review of GTD Agenda by Gareth J M Saunders.
Here is my version of a mental inventory session a.k.a "mind sweep" (homework) from one of the lectures with David Stiernholm.