David Allen has described the weekly review as key to GTD, but it's been the hardest part for me to adopt. When things get really busy, I am usually able to keep up with a minimum amount of collecting, processing, tickling, and doing -- but the weekly review often falls by the wayside. As a result, I'm practicing good hygiene, but not gaining traction on some long-term goals.
What I've tried:
- Schedule a specific, dedicated time for it. (Often blown away by unexpected incoming priorities).
- Move the scheduled time to one that's easier to stick to. (It's hard to find a timeslot that is consistently both free, and that I will arrive at with enough energy to actually do the reviewing.)
- Just commit to "doing it some time on Sunday." (I'm too likely to never have done it by the time the day is over.)
- Try to remember how great I felt when I did the last one. (This actually helps for a while, but when something else pre-empts a review, it's very hard to get back into the groove the next week.)
- Tie it to another habit. (like leaving a note in my lunch bag, etc.)
But I keep falling off of the wagon.
What else can I do to increase the chances that I'll do it regularly?