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    If you keep on getting next action ideas for a certain someday/maybe project, do you create project support for that S/M project? Iím asking because I find that a lot of my S/Mís have a common project theme, and itís rather difficult to do the weekly review if Iím reviewing a list of related action items instead of projects.

  • #2
    Originally posted by GTDer88
    If you keep on getting next action ideas for a certain someday/maybe project, do you create project support for that S/M project?
    It sounds like a good idea. it will get the items off your mind. Then when you're ready to work of the someday/maybe project, you've got a head start.

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    • #3
      S/M and outlook

      Originally posted by GTDer88
      If you keep on getting next action ideas for a certain someday/maybe project, do you create project support for that S/M project?
      As I use Outlook for my GTD system, what I tend to do with both Projects and S/M's is when I write the item down is first I (try!) to write the successful outcome and reason for the project, then I brainstorm Next Actions that I might do in the Project item or the S/M item. I put this text in the text field of the

      If I was doing a paper-based method, I would either create a list of possible NA's on the sheet associated with the S/M or create a project folder and put the possible NA list for the project.

      For common tasks, such as planning a business trip, I take the checklist and put it in the Project item, eg:

      Business travel checklist
      book flights
      book hotel
      book airport limo
      book rental car
      get visa

      2nd laptop battery
      chargers
      plug adapters
      noise-canceling headset
      identification (passport)
      travel itinerary



      Hope that helps. Cheers, David.

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      • #4
        I have a file-box that contains a color-coded folder for each of seven or eight someday-maybe categories (broad enough that it would be hard to come up with something that didn't fit into any of them) and toss ideas into the respective folder.

        If one particular idea/plan starts getting a fair amount of stuff, I create a file folder specially for it, in the same color as it's parent category (and immediately behind that category folder, with the hanging folder-tab in the same position).

        I try to review this entire box at least once a month-- it's too much to review weekly (so I have a special "pending" list for projects/tasks that I want to do within the next month or two, so that they don't get lost in the shuffle.)

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        • #5
          Originally posted by LJM

          I have a file-box that contains a color-coded folder for each of seven or eight someday-maybe categories (broad enough that it would be hard to come up with something that didn't fit into any of them) and toss ideas into the respective folder.
          Could you name those categories?

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          • #6
            I don't have the list with me, I'll need to get back to you on that.

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