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I have a fairly solid workflow that hangs together well, but I'm interested in hearing more about how people deal with mind dumping--the process whereby after a busy week/event/trip and you clear your head out to make sure you didn't miss any tasks/ideas. I'm not really asking about checking existing project for new things, rather ensure that there is nothing in your life that would benefit from a new project.

I know that people have had lots of success with trigger lists and I'm interested in hearing about approaches that have been particularly successful for people.

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Speaking in GTD terms, it sounds like you are not referring to universal capture (writing everything down immediately on the spot when you think of it) but rather the weekly review (or "emptying of the mind"). – Mei Feb 24 '12 at 22:11
Ah - I don't think so - hang on - will edit to make clearer... – Joe Feb 24 '12 at 22:21
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In this case, what could be useful is to sit and review the event or time frame in your mind. Depending on your preference and style, you could purely visualize it from start to finish, or perhaps create a written timeline or a mindmap of what happened, who you talked to, etc. I still think that reviewing a trigger list would be worthwhile, too. The perfect ideal, of course, is to capture as it occurs!

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