David Allen’s latest articles at the Huffington Post are a great guide to GTD for organizational intermediates. They’re good to read through and revive some simple ideas that work universally when getting things done.Read full content
This week Dave divulges the all-elusive ‘meaning of organized life’: Things need to go where they need to go.
Simple? That’s the idea, I guess.
The most interesting point he makes, in this article, is how you would go about your daily life recognizing where any given ‘thing’ needs to go. This is a big part of GTD and processing inboxes.
I don’t need or want it = trash I still need to decide what this means to me = IN basket item I might need to know this information = reference I use it = equipment and supplies I like to see it = decoration
This takes time to get into practice, but once this step is perfected and you find yourself organizing your things without a second thought, that zen-like organizational haven that could be your desk will be yours.
What Does “Organized” Really Mean? – [HuffingtonPost]
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