[Pool] How often do you process your inbox?

Discussion in 'PUBLIC: Discuss the GTD Methodology' started by Kmet, Sep 6, 2018.

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How often do you process your inbox?

  1. Daily

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  2. Every other day

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  3. 2 - 3 times a week

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    5.6%
  4. Weekly

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  1. Kmet

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    Hello fellow GTDers :)

    I am trying to improve my systems and I am wondering how much time do you invest in your system?
    I have found, that if I don't review my inbox daily, (Of course check my next action lists) and even check my project list. I fall off the wagon pretty fast.
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    So, let's collect some data.

    David is mentioning in his books that he is getting to zero at least every other day. How often do you process your Inbox/ get to zero?
     
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    I spend about 2 hours a day handing and processing inputs from my various inboxes. ie defining work.
     
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    I strive to get to Inbox Zero on my company email Inbox every day. I will go for weeks doing so - and then occasionally fall behind, e.g on vacation.

    My personal email Inbox, circa once a week. Most often on a plane or train.

    I have some other Inboxes - literally, I use "Send To" or "Print To" to capture web pages, screen shots, etc, to a single OneNote notebook I call "Inbox". I process those less often, although I strive to do in the GTD weekly review.

    But even if I don't process all of the Inboxes in as timely a manner as I would like, I find that it helps me greatly to know that I have reliuably captured all or most of the stuff I care about in one of these Inboxes.

    I.e. I think I have GTD Capture down, for years. I am working on the regular processing part.
     
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    I have a way of indicating things I chuck in my inbox that may need checking the next day (pretty liberal with this), so don't empty my full inbox (I throw a lot of random thoughts and ideas in every day) every single day but I get it completely empty at least every week and it seems to be working
     

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