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By Francisco Sáez • January 31, 2011 The alarm clock rings. A brand new day ahead to enjoy, but also many things to do. Do you feel relaxed? Do you have a plan to face your day or are you overwhelmed with all you have to do?
Since new folks visit 43F each day, I thought it might be valuable to return to one of our most popular evergreen topics to review some "best practices" for keeping a good to-do list. While a lot of this might be old hat to some of you, it's a good chance to review the habits and patterns behind one of the most powerful tools in the shed. Part 2 appears tomorrow ( Update : now available ). (N.B.: links to previous posts related to these topics are provided inline) Why bother? In my own experience wrangling life's entropic challenges, some of my best gains have come from maintaining a smart, actionable, and updated accounting of all the things I've committed myself to doing.
This article was originally posted during the first week of 43 Folders' existence, and, pound for pound, it remains our most popular page on the site. Please be sure to also visit related pages , browse our GTD topic area , plus, of course you can search on GTD across our family of sites. I’ll be talking a lot here in coming weeks about Getting Things Done , a book by David Allen whose apt subtitle is “The Art of Stress-Free Productivity.”
Este artigo é indicado para pessoas que estejam a entrar em contacto com o sistema GTD pela primeira vez. Resume algumas das principais ideias chave do funcionamento de GTD, não sendo no entanto uma solução para se entender e aprender a praticar GTD. Traduzido e adaptado do original “Book summary: 10 Big ideas from ‘Getting Things Done’ by David Allen” Quando nos sentimos sobrecarregados com o quanto ainda temos que fazer (e quem não se sente?)
This article is part three of a seven part series on Getting Things Done ? (GTD ? ) -- the time and productivity management system by David Allen. Columns In Series: GTD Post #1: Getting Things Done: Introduction GTD Post #2: Getting Things Done: Step 1 - Collection Getting Things Done: Step 2/3 - Processing & Organizing Now that you've Collected, you should have a huge stack of stuff as well as a bunch of index cards.
Every Monday is Productivity & Organization Day at Zen Habits. Take a look at the setup on the right. It was published in a recent CNNMoney article on David Allen and GTD, and it outlines The David’s GTD setup. It’s way too complicated. That’s just my opinion, of course, but the master of GTD is a living example of how GTD is a great system that has great concepts, but can get way too tool-heavy and complicated when implemented.
If you love Gmail and you happen to be a disciple of the Getting Things Done philosophy, reader Chris Zimmerman details how he employs a couple of Gmail Labs features to transform Gmail into an impressive GTD inbox. Ed. note: Everything below comes courtesy of Chris, who details how he uses previously mentioned Gmail Labs features like Gmail Superstars . and Multiple Inboxes to get things done. Gmail Setup Using Superstars & Multiple Inboxes: