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I struggled with the hanging files and file folders early on. The short of it is I eventually did what I strongly resisted doing: I don't use hanging folders. I thought it would be sloppy and unsightly, but it really isn't. My file folders are all tabs to the left, labeled, and set into my filing cabinet without hanging folders! It works out just fine once ...


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Growing task list is a problem that most of people with one are facing. One of the best solutions to this is an Eisenhower's matrix. It splits all your tasks/goals/actions by importance and urgency. IMO GTD fails flat on its face when it comes to this, because very few people can correctly prioritise multiple goals. One of the best ways in my opinion is to ...


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GTD has some great techniques but they don't represent a one-size fits all solution. How can you tell whether or not they will provide you the ideal fit for your situation? Given the failure modes that you, Alexxander, shared above, how can the evidence you shared be used to make a reasoned diagnosis which leads to successful outcomes? Your main problem is ...


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The tabs that are useful in this context are ones that project up from the folder, so that when you look in the filing cabinet all you see are the tabs- very easy to sort, scan or reach the one you need with minimal wasted time. Examples from directlyyours.com:


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In GTD the solution is to start using "contexts." A "context" is a time or place where you would work on certain next-actions. For example: if you are in the library your context might be "studying Enlish," if you are in the computer lab your context might be "programming," and if you are at a grocery store your context is "grocery shopping." Instead of one ...



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