Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Details and howto images

Today I'll add a variety of my visual side notes about Getting Things Done, together with some text annotations about the context for each of them. You may click any image to see bigger versions. If you wish to use some of these sketches, read about the use licence below. You'll also find contact information in case you should need something more polished.

(Deciding the next action depends on several criteria.)

(Never hesitate to process what is coming into your in basket. On to your filing system.)

Well, the image carries a text note. The monster of anxiety and emergency situations appears often when you leave non actioned lists.

In your daily life you will probably have to dance among many different tasks. You must learn to do it with the safe net of a solid GTD system!

A good filing system, be it digital or paper-based, is absolutely necessary for a sound organisation of your work and life.

The formality factor means that some decisions fail because of the apparent complexity of deciding what to do. If you streamline your decision-making with a good system, you will speed up your activities and get rid of stuff.

Keep a big (or giant) stack of fresh folders and a good supply of stationery items. Nothing is more frustrating than putting of your organisation task because you have just run out of folders, paper sheets or whatever item you need.

At a very simple level, the humble lists are one of the most formidable tools to lead a better organised life. But remember that you must follow some basic rules to be able to write effective lists.

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My GTD (Getting things done) illustrations

I conceived this blog basically to share my visual side notes of the Getting things done process. My most recent posts about GTD software and related topics have “masked” the original posts.

You can access most GTDrawings in the archive of december 2005 and january 2006.

Here's a miniature with most of my sketches: this is what you will find, commented and in larger sizes, in those previous posts.

See also the article about GTD drawings.

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