I’m new here and fairly new to GTD. I have used this sytem in my work life with great success. I can honestly say I have a “mind like water” much of the time in my work, which is great. However, it is in my personal life that I’m struggling. I have found it very helpful to capture, process and organize the things I need and want to do. The downside to getting all of my “to-do’s” out of my head seems to be that I become much more conscious of the many, many things I’m not doing. Especially when I use the trigger lists to help me capture everything, I feel overwhelmed. I come up with so many things, big and small - from wanting to decorate my bedroom to getting those baby gifts in the mail to mending neglected relationships and nurturing healthy ones to planning for how to care for my aging parents to planning my summer vacation to buying that gadget I think of every time I’m in the kitchen, etc. etc. etc. It’s all important to me on some level and I find myself mentally throwing my hands up and saying, “I can’t possibly do all of this well.” I’m just curious if others have struggled to implement GTD in their personal lives and come up against these feelings of overwhelm and inadequacy…..and how you managed it.
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