New to GTD - looking for actual lists samples

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  1. John in Venice

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    Hello all -

    I am about 6 weeks into a stab at implementing GTD, and so far it has been tremendous.

    Can anyone point me to a resource, whether here in the forums or elsewhere (google searching wasn't particularly helpful), that contains actual examples of real GTD lists that people have used? Particularly interested in seeing real world next action lists.

    Many thanks.

    John
    Venice, CA
     
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    kelstarrising I know some stuff about GTD

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    I agree. This is a perfect recommendation. And the setup guides are great for understanding the core philosophy of GTD. No advanced software features are needed to create simple working system.
     
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    Almost any discussion here has at least partial lists as people answer questions. I know I've put a bunch of my edited next action lists out here as well as my contexts.

    However here is another edited example of a few of mine from today

    Context Outside by Myself
    Make mineral for Ewes - takes 15 minutes
    Take pix of horns and send to crook maker with address

    Context Inside by Myself
    Collect all tax documents
    Purge next file cabinet drawer
    Skein off Blended Lace Yarn - 200yd skeins
    Use the string and fix my yarn swift
    Look for rest of the negatives from the other pictures
    Select a set of slides from the category binders for test scanning

    Context Grassroots
    Make a BU file of sheep registry SW
    Log in to Grassroots and pull all new transactions down
    Do the Wye Heights Lamb Registrations from 2017

    Context Misc Mac
    Burn CDs of last year Oogie Pictures and file in Little House safe
    Count hay used for Ewes, Ewe Lambs, Rams, Ram Lambs, Zaraqin, Zadeyr
    Pull all old messages off iphone using iMazing
    Verify all my old archive files are still readable
    Work on hazel script to move the kindle books in subdirectories into a folder for DRM removal
    Look up the wool mill lot numbers

    Context LibreOffice
    Copy the LambTracker field names in sections and paste special with transpose across the top - Verify you are starting in the correct column
    Save last year ditch bill spreadsheet as <YYYY>_TDRC_Garvin_Mesa_Ditch.ods
    Make a list of sheep related books from my books owned documents
    Draft letter to SVF re other clusters and folks to buy sheep from

    Context DEVONThink
    Update Hay Summary Used
    Tools:Verify & Repair on Android Development
    Read one of my quotes or inspirational messages
    Run Script/Export/Daily Backup Archive on Android Development
    Clean up the coding and formatting on all queries

    Context Lightroom & Photoshop
    Create export of new pictures I want printed to Shutterfly
    Look for good sheep pictures for Benita for her wool type binder

    Context Shop
    Hem the new pants that are too long and install better waistband
    Decide on what fleeces to offer for sale as raw fleeces
    Plan size for new belt pouch
    Sort and evaluate all wool samples

    This is a subset. I currently have 37 different contexts, 97 active current projects (a new low for me) and 210 available next actions.
     
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    Here's a screenshot of my lists, as viewed from the Outlook to-do bar.
    I'm using categories for contexts and projects. I also have applied conditional formatting so tasks due in the next 7 days have red font.
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    Thais Godhino GTD Connect

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    Mine:

    @home
    @home-working
    @home-studying
    @office
    @office-deepwork
    @office-recording
    @office-writing
    @errands
    @phone
    @mac
    @mac-emails
    @mac-offline
    @waiting
    @read
     
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    This is super-helpful. Thanks, everyone.
     

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