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  • Daytight Compartments

    I've been trying to implement a more day focused approach to managing the overwhelm. Its helped to ask myself two questions:

    Q: What don't I want to spill over from today?
    A: Today's emails, documenting the days activities, expense account entries, follow up or NA;s from sales calls, etc. These things mount up and become a blob quickly.

    Q: What do I want to spill over from today? (in the form of progress)
    A: Plans for opportunities in the form of NA's and Projects, appointments, moving a call forward in the sales process.

    There will always be spillover, but I'm trying to get better at minimizing the latter and increasing the former.

    Any of you trying to get better at living in daytight compartments?

  • #2
    At the Analog-GTD discussion group ( there have been several posts on the question how you can combine GTD with Mark Forster's DIT approach (DIT= "Do It Tomorrow").

    DIT uses a closed list of tasks for each day and almost every new work that shows up today is usually not done today, but gets its place on tomorrow's closed list ("do it tomorrow").

    Maybe you should have a look at the Analog-GTD group .



    • #3

      I like the sound of that, but I'm afraid it appeals to my baser instincts! I'll take a look...


      • #4
        That sounds enticing to me as well. I just finished re-reading Getting Things Done last night and my next project will be to listen to the audio version of the book over the next week. I have had it for a while, but I am yet to actually listen to the full audio book in its entirety. I will do the same for Ready for Anything. It really does help to re-think some of what you are doing right/wrong if you re-read the book every once in a while.