Tame your brain with GTD
When juggling an overly active brain that is always cooking up ideas and a long list of things to do, it is very likely that you won’t be able to get anything done. Unlike computers, humans have a rather hard time multi-tasking and keeping up with just about everything going on in their lives. The “Getting Things Done” model introduced by David Allen allows individuals to store ideas, get tasks done and clear their minds.
Albert learns the secret to managing efficiently
With his new business in the picture, Albert is having a very difficult time keeping up with everything that is going on around him. He wonders how he can manage things better.
What should you do?
You should make use of the GTD model to promote productivity and relieve your mind of any additional stress.
There are a few very essential questions that you should ask yourself:
- How can I manage my tasks?
- What can I do to ensure my wellbeing?
- How can I increase my productivity?
The “Getting Things Done” system revolves around the idea of clearing up your mind and getting tasks done, as opposed to jumping from one to task to another and not being able to successfully accomplish any of them.
Most of us are not able to differentiate between projects and tasks that need to be carried out within a set timeframe and those that can be handled later. We often fail to keep up with the growing number of commitments, thus it is important that we rely on the GTD method to deal with tasks that come our way more effectively.
GTD is a five-step process: collect, process, organize, reflect and engage:
The step in the GTD system is to start by capturing unfinished tasks and creative ideas in one place and getting them out of your head. Collection in the GTD system in similar terms means jotting down, or recording your thoughts, ideas, tasks etc. in a physical or a digital inbox such as Evernote. However, it is important that you gather all of your data in one place without proceeding to the next step.
The second step is to process the information that you have collected and broken it down into simple actionable steps. If there is a task on the list that can be accomplished within just a couple of minutes, deal with it then and there and leave out the ones that are non-actionable or require much more time.
Next, you must organize your list of actionable items by the category that they fall under and in the order of priority. Moreover, you can also organize your thoughts and ideas by storing those that can come handy later on in life and discard those that serve no purpose.
Further, reflect on your list and filter. This is the step where clarification done in the previous steps helps you the most, as it allows you to decide which tasks and projects require more time and energy than the others. You can further define boundaries and decide on which tasks can be put away for later and which tasks need to be dealt with immediately.
Now that you have organized your tasks, it is time that you get to work. Set up reminders to take care of the tasks that can be performed at a later date and keep a check on them daily.
By clearing your mind and noting tasks and ideas and capturing them into your physical and digital inbox, the GTD system proves to be very functional and encourages productivity. It allows you to spend less time worrying about the tasks that pop up from out of the blue and ensure that you never miss an important meeting or a birthday.
Albert is much more productive
Albert understands the secret to organize and performing his tasks more clearly and is ready to maximize productivity and manage his business more efficiently.
Put thoughts into action
The inventor of the GTD system, David Allen believes that it is very important to clear our minds of “stuff” and dedicate our complete attention to whatever we do. GTD is a proven method and has helped thousands of people across the world. Each day up to 80% of all those applying GTD in their lives are able to conquer challenging tasks and boost their levels of productivity. It is a very effective system that clears the mind of thoughts that may hinder your creative thinking skills, allows you to focus on things that require your undivided attention and helps you manage tasks efficiently.
If you want to learn more about GTD go to https://gettingthingsdone.com