BRIEF: I would appreciate any thoughts/advice on how GTD, with its lists (sorted by context, project, etc.), can co-exist with a system that mostly based on time ordered Logs (aka Journals, aka Diaries) ---+ DETAIL I am a long-time wannabe GTDer. Tried around time of first edition of the GTD book. Some stuff stuck that first time, but much fell away. Trying again. The stuff that stuck from my earlier attempts to use GTD - and/or other personal time/goal/task management systems (whether digital or manual) - was CAPTURE - trying to capture everything on paper or electronic. "Mind like water" very much appeals to me. However, my CAPTURE system is mostly to use time oriented LOGs - one for work proprietary stuff, one for personal. And to be assiduous about writing things down, copying into the LOG, etc. Such LOGging works for me. I am fairly sure that I have captured stuff. I can rest easy in that regard. However, accessing the time oriented log can be a pain. Digital searching helps. But I really want yo do things like have the GTD next action lists. I can manually rearrange the time oriented LOG entries into GTD lists. But that can take a lot of effort. In the past, using programmable editors like GNU EMACS org-mode, I was able to put TO-DO items into my LOGs, and then extract. But "modern" tools are much less flexible than simple I have been reasonably successful at have time oriented LOG entries get reorganized into PROJECTS by topic. Typically, I create a time-LOG entry - and then move the page away to the project, leaving a link behind. Or, if I am editing existing project stuff, I leave a link in my LOG saying "worked on PROJECT XXXX"... It's a pain top create such links. But it is worth it for a big chunk of content. For a small chunk of content, like a typical GTD to-do item, this overhead is a bit too much, cross linimg LOG entries and GTD next action lists. But, if I just wrote an item down in a GTD next action list, and/or a GTD project list, without recording it in my time ordered LOG, I get hideously frustrated. I am used to finding stuff in my time oriented LOG. Not so much in the GTD lists. NOTE: my LOGs are not so much to record what I have done for billing, or even to record time spent. They are mainly to record things as I encounter them - meeting notes, etc. Action Items assigned during meetings. And so on. I typically record at least 10 pages, often 100 pages, a day, many of which are drawings / screen snips. So, overall, my question is 1) Do other folks manage to use time based LOG/diary/journals in conjunction witgh GTD? 2) If so, do you maintain both LOGs and GTD lists? Do you move stuff out of the LOGs into the GTD lists, leaving the LOG gutted? Do you copy stuff from LOG to GTD lists, violating the principle of Once-and-Only-Once? Or do you manage to cross-link LOG and GTD lists? Or... do GTDers recommend giving up on time based LOG/journal/diaries? Such a recommendation would count more from people who have used time based logs in the past, but who eventually had to switch, perhaps reluctantly - than it would from people who have only ever used GTD. Overall, time based LOGs have worked for me, for many decades. But... I want to improve my game, perhaps using GTD techniques. But I am reluctant to give up sometjing that has worked for me.