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  • Do you analyze your @Action list and how?

    I just thought that it could be useful to analyze my list in order to understand if I maybe need to block off some time for doing appropriate Next Actions. For example, I checked my @Actions lists today and found that I have:

    Calls - 9
    Computer - 14
    Office - 5

    It looks that my @Computer list is too long and maybe I should block off some time to clear it up. Thus I could try to schedule for tomorrow working at my comp.

    Do you analyze your list and how? Or you just analyze them only if you have discretionary time?

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    From http://www.davidco.com/forum/showpos...4&postcount=10

    That said, I often recommend putting a "safety net" entry on the calender for the former projects, e.g., "deadline for client x design." This is what David Allen calls day-specific information, and you use it during your review (daily or weekly) to "heat up" the related action(s).
    This "heating up" is basically how I work. Normally I have 1 or 2 big projects that I work on without having to check my lists. Later in the day I flip pages in my calendar and heat up.

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      Originally posted by Borisoff View Post
      I just thought that it could be useful to analyze my list in order to understand if I maybe need to block off some time for doing appropriate Next Actions.
      I think a periodic analysis can be instructive. One useful approach is analyzing via the importance/urgency matrix: 1/1 = important and urgent (Q1), 0/1 = less important and urgent, etc. This helps me throw out the less important stuff... More at Managing Priorities

      I also find it useful to block out regular time as you suggest. Morgenstern calls this "Time Mapping" - more at Taking Control of Your Days with a Time Map.

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