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3 simple suggestions to be true to your GTD contexts


Being a new blogger I am always looking for ideas on posts. I recently read a great post by Jeff Bulas. In this post Jeff quotes from yet another blog by  John Chow (can you say recursion!). Well, I followed their suggestion and posted my response. Below is a summary of my thoughts on focusing on the most important tasks.

The first thing to do is take a look at your lists before you leave for work (or before you start work if you work from home) and pick at least 1-3 things you have to get done today and then focus on those. If you just don’t have the energy to do these high priority items take a look at the other items on your lists and pick something that you can actually get done. That way you will have something accomplished and maybe more energy to focus on the important items.

The second thing to do is when you are sitting at your desk (or at home, in the car, etc.) wasting time on low value activities (email, surfing, etc.) stop yourself and refer back to your lists depending on your current context. There should be something there that can get checked off. You should be working on stuff you have deemed important enough to be given an entry on your list.

Finally, check out this post from a Simplicityisbliss blogger Sven Fechner. Sven does a great job updating the concept of the GTD context for our new connected age! I will be spending a lot of time in the coming weeks evaluating my own concepts based on his post.

Hope this helps!

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