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  • need a bit of help regarding CALENDER / DAILY ACTIONS / HABITS

    hey guys,

    recently my Calender has gone from being a hard landscape as David ALlen suggests, to overflowing with many things that I'm sure would be better suited in a different location/list.

    things like;
    - jogging (monday, wednesday, friday)
    - pilates (tuesday, thursday, friday)
    - check if tickets are available for play I want to go to
    - read "becoming vegan"
    - pack lunch and take to work
    - write journal

    etc. etc. etc.

    any advice on where to best put these types of regular actions?

  • #2
    Take a Test Drive...

    In my GTD system, I would put your examples here:

    Calendar - if it's not there as an appointment, I'm really likely to skip it
    - jogging (monday, wednesday, friday)
    - pilates (tuesday, thursday, friday)

    Next Actions or Projects (with Next Action on my list)
    - check if tickets are available for play I want to go to
    - read "becoming vegan"

    Daily Routine - I keep a checklist that I try to get through each day
    - pack lunch and take to work
    - write journal

    But that's not always how I've done it... I would say, if you don't like how your calendar is working now... try something new for a couple of weeks - you can always change it or tweak it as you get closer to a workable system for you.

    Good luck!

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Julia View Post
      In my GTD system, I would put your examples here:

      Calendar - if it's not there as an appointment, I'm really likely to skip it
      - jogging (monday, wednesday, friday)
      - pilates (tuesday, thursday, friday)

      Next Actions or Projects (with Next Action on my list)
      - check if tickets are available for play I want to go to
      - read "becoming vegan"

      Daily Routine - I keep a checklist that I try to get through each day
      - pack lunch and take to work
      - write journal

      But that's not always how I've done it... I would say, if you don't like how your calendar is working now... try something new for a couple of weeks - you can always change it or tweak it as you get closer to a workable system for you.

      Good luck!
      thanks for the simple yet very effective advice Julia! I'll try it out

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      • #4
        UPDATE

        in addition to the above suggestions, I have found an excellent web based application that is helping to remind me of non calender items (among other things like remembering info)

        check it out at www.iwantsandy.com

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        • #5
          Re: I Want Sandy

          I've been trialing this of late as well, have to say its definitely seeming interesting. I usually have my Blackberry with me, so I can get reminders wherever, and it's been nice to be able to send a quick message rather than have to go through the rigamarole of creating a task and setting a reminder, or an appointment, or a note. It pulls everything together quite nicely.

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          • #6
            ^^^

            it is a wonderful web based application. it's helping me keep my calender and lists free of trivial stuff like "remember to bring home umbrella from work". now I just email Sandy "remind me to bring home umbrella at 4:30pm" and she emails me at that time with a reminder. fantastic stuff!
            Last edited by stayfly; 11-07-2007, 02:16 PM.

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