Getting More Done

I’ve started using something approaching a Getting Things Done philosophy for organising myself. I read the book during our Isle of Wight holiday, and it is very useful. I’ve now got a calendar (Google Calendar in fact) in which I am organising all my tasks to do personally, In/Pending/Out trays for all our mail and filing, and some new things put in place at work that I hope are going to make me more productive as well.

I’m going to try and keep them up for a few weeks before I start plugging it as the way forwards, but this weekend I seem to have got a lot of things done around the house, including some decorating, and still had time to relax.


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2 responses to “Getting More Done”

  1. Al Avatar

    Interesting. I have often read Merlin Mann’s Blog, 43Folders, and have tried organising myself in a similar way, though a lot less structured, through the use of backpackit.com. Let me know how you get on!

  2. flotsky Avatar
    flotsky

    I’m going with Google Calendar, even though it isn’t quite idea for all I want to do, because there is a rumour that some form of Google ToDo is coming soon. Read somewhere that you couldn’t set up a category of ToDos as a label in Gmail, and it is being taken from that.

    I will say though, the Ajax interface for Google Calendar does allow you to move and reschedule tasks really easily, I just set mine up for the day as a whole, and then either delete them, or drag them to another day, no typing needed to change the date.