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  • Making My GTD System COMPLETELY Mobile

    This weekend I needed to move in a hurry. Friday my family was offered incredible career opportunities and hence by Sunday night needed to have everything out of our original apartment to a new house about 30 miles away. Saturday was my scheduled Weekly Review which got lost amidst packing boxes.

    For the past year I enjoyed having inboxes in my room and folders storing all aspects of my life. I had Read & Review holder/trays that held all my reading material etc.

    Well, at my new place I can't really have that. I feel I sacrificed desk space for closer driving to my school and work. For the past 4 days have used my plastic manila file folder holder as my inbox which has always worked great, except when items that go in the inbox aren't paper but rather say...batteries, when I need to get new batteries for my flashlight.

    What I've enjoyed recently having my inbox with me at all times is I really can't let it get too big before actually processing the items in there. I'll admit i've gotten lazy here and there letting my inbox cruise for 3-4 days or just wait it out till the weekly review. At the behest of carrying about a full backpack I feel obligated to process my notes, etc.

    But thats kinda it, honestly. I'd rather open this up to discussion, seeing methods i've not discovered yet.

    Cheers!

  • #2
    Originally posted by HappyDude View Post
    For the past 4 days have used my plastic manila file folder holder as my inbox which has always worked great, except when items that go in the inbox aren't paper but rather say...batteries, when I need to get new batteries for my flashlight.
    When the object itself doesn't fit in the in-basket, write a note on a scrap of paper about the object and put the note into your inbasket.

    I'd say you've done a great job going mobile with your system so far.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by HappyDude View Post
      I'll admit i've gotten lazy here and there letting my inbox cruise for 3-4 days or just wait it out till the weekly review. At the behest of carrying about a full backpack I feel obligated to process my notes, etc.
      This is a good thing.

      As ellebogrande wrote, if it doesn't fit physically in your inbox, write a note on some paper. I carry 3x5" index cards with me everywhere. I use those to record notes to myself on things that need to be done. Those then go into my inbox, and are processed in 24-48 hours.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Brent View Post
        This is a good thing.

        As ellebogrande wrote, if it doesn't fit physically in your inbox, write a note on some paper. I carry 3x5" index cards with me everywhere. I use those to record notes to myself on things that need to be done. Those then go into my inbox, and are processed in 24-48 hours.
        I def. agree in writing things down about the object too big to fit in my inbox. I myself carry around 3x5 index cards and they are an amazing capture tool. Simple, yet they provide so much.

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        • #5
          Photos work too...

          If you have a phone on your cell or a small pocket camera you can snap photos too. I use evernote with my iPhone for that work when I am in hyper-mobile mode.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by websavant View Post
            If you have a phone on your cell or a small pocket camera you can snap photos too. I use evernote with my iPhone for that work when I am in hyper-mobile mode.
            i like this suggestion.

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