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    Is it appropriate to have the "At Home" list in the same folder with the A.S.A.P. actions if you take your folder to the work office each weekday?

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    Originally posted by curtis View Post
    Is it appropriate to have the "At Home" list in the same folder with the A.S.A.P. actions if you take your folder to the work office each weekday?
    It's totally your call. Does it help to have it with you? Do you get things done from your lists while you're at work? If the answer to either is yes, well, that's your answer.

    I don't know about you but when I'm working, home stuff creeps into my head - and, of course, the opposite is true, too. My whole GTD system (sometimes paper, currently OmniFocus) goes with me everywhere.

    If that didn't really answer your question, could you expand a little? For example, why would you think that it might not be appropriate?

    Dena

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    • #3
      Keeping "At home" list in folder with other action lists

      If that didn't really answer your question,

      It did! Thank you, that was helpful.



      could you expand a little? For example, why would you think that it might not be appropriate?

      I'd be happy to! I was a little hesitant to mix home and office work thinking that I might accidently put a "home" action on the "at office" list. I guess I thought two separate lists would provide a harder edge to keep locations more distinct-probably a psychological thing.







      Originally posted by artsinaction View Post
      It's totally your call. Does it help to have it with you? Do you get things done from your lists while you're at work? If the answer to either is yes, well, that's your answer.

      I don't know about you but when I'm working, home stuff creeps into my head - and, of course, the opposite is true, too. My whole GTD system (sometimes paper, currently OmniFocus) goes with me everywhere.

      If that didn't really answer your question, could you expand a little? For example, why would you think that it might not be appropriate?

      Dena

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      • #4
        Originally posted by curtis View Post
        I was a little hesitant to mix home and office work thinking that I might accidently put a "home" action on the "at office" list. I guess I thought two separate lists would provide a harder edge to keep locations more distinct-probably a psychological thing.
        See, now, that's the beauty of the weekly review... you can catch all of those things and adjust as you go.

        The system as David Allen defines it in Getting Things Done gave me a structure to work with, but as I've worked with it, I've also seen how flexible it is and how I can mould elements to fit my workflow. So there are no hard edges, unless you want there to be!

        Enjoy!

        Dena

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        • #5
          Keeping "At home" list in folder with other action lists

          The system as David Allen defines it in Getting Things Done gave me a structure to work with, but as I've worked with it, I've also seen how flexible it is and how I can mould elements to fit my workflow.


          I think I get what your saying but could you give an example from your workflow experiences in order to clarify just a bit? Thanks

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          • #6
            Originally posted by curtis View Post
            I think I get what your saying but could you give an example from your workflow experiences in order to clarify just a bit? Thanks
            Sure!

            A tickler file is a good example:
            Essentially the tickler is a simple file-folder system that allows you to distribute paper and other physical reminders in such a way that whatever you want to see on a particular date in the future "automatically" shows up that day in your in-basket.
            I personally love my paper ticker system, but there are tons of people who use a digital tickler and others who simply don't use one at all.

            Or:
            The book recommends blocking out two hours on a Friday afternoon for doing your weekly review. Well, some people find Friday morning is better so they have time to pick up any loose ends before the weekend. Others (Hi, Barb!) like early Sunday mornings when the house is quiet. Others do some form of weekly review several times a week because their workflow needs that kind of monitoring. I can't seem to find a consistent day. My reviews are usually when I start feeling like things are just about to spiral out of control. I'm not recommending that, by the way!

            Or:
            How about reference systems? My reference file folders for business and personal are all in one big A-Z cabinet. Over the next few months I'll be migrating many of those files into Evernote. Others have separate cabinets or sections for business and personal.

            Is there anyone who follows the book 100%? Maybe, but I don't know of anyone. We've all modified to suit our unique circumstances. And you will, too, as your system matures. Just remember to spend time actually getting things done rather than noodling around trying to get to 100%!

            Dena

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            • #7
              Keeping "At home" list in folder with other action lists

              Excellent and thank you!

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