Re-reading "Getting Things Done" by David and recharging my GTD system for 2021

georgemixon

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My GTD personal GTD system is not where in should be. Over the past year it has slowly started to fall apart. I did a re-charge last September, but the re-charge didn't do much re-charging. Today, I got out my copy of "Getting Things Done", and started re-reading it. I figured that I might as well go "the source" and get back on track and start fresh. Will let you know how it goes.
 

Sojourner

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The last two years I re-read "Getting Things Done" each November to refresh my practice, and to find the little gems of wisdom I had missed in previous readings (I always find something new each time). This past November I came across the "The Getting Things Done Workbook: 10 Moves to Stress-Free Productivity" at my local bookstore. It's like a lite version of the original book, and it's a much faster and more direct read. It was a great way to refresh my GTD practices this time around. I plan to read the workbook version on even years and the full original book on odd years. And yes... I added a recurring calendar event to remind me to read them each corresponding year. ;)
https://bookshop.org/books/the-getting-things-done-workbook-10-moves-to-stress-free-productivity

Side Note: The workbook could also be a great way to introduce family, friends, or co-workers to the GTD system without them feeling too overwhelmed by the full book.
 

georgemixon

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Keep it simple. And add functionality only when you actually need it. I have made in total 4 restarts to my GTD practice. Every time simplified it.
Thanks for the comment. I am trying to do that very thing - to simplify and scale-down the process and system. Am reading the book slowly and letting GTD sink in again.
 

georgemixon

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The last two years I re-read "Getting Things Done" each November to refresh my practice, and to find the little gems of wisdom I had missed in previous readings (I always find something new each time). This past November I came across the "The Getting Things Done Workbook: 10 Moves to Stress-Free Productivity" at my local bookstore. It's like a lite version of the original book, and it's a much faster and more direct read. It was a great way to refresh my GTD practices this time around. I plan to read the workbook version on even years and the full original book on odd years. And yes... I added a recurring calendar event to remind me to read them each corresponding year. ;)
https://bookshop.org/books/the-getting-things-done-workbook-10-moves-to-stress-free-productivity

Side Note: The workbook could also be a great way to introduce family, friends, or co-workers to the GTD system without them feeling too overwhelmed by the full book.
Thank you for the suggestion...good idea
 
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