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The key to this is actually in both ends - the very high level biew; and the detail view. First off, you have 'Must do errands' - so subconsciously you have already prioritised. Look at your highest level headings - are all these things you need to do? They may be, but it is worth confirming this before you waste time going into depth. Now look at the ...


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I understand your problem very well: the core of GTD (ore many other approaches) is "writing everything down" to free the mind. That's a good thing, but it can lead to such overload as you describe it. My recommendation: Prioritize your projects only write the one very next action for each project on the list you review often decide, which projects you ...


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After trying a mess of time management "systems", I finally came up with something that's working for me quite well. I use google calendar...but instead of tasks, I set up appointments for myself. They're color coded yellow for work, gray for errands & home stuff, green for personal projects or "me time" and red for a scheduled, actual appointment. The ...


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Obviously, you should not do this if the cost of tagging your tasks exceeds the benefit of having them. There is really no way of knowing what works for you until you've tried it. Many productivity systems involve trying to estimate the effort that a task requires, so it may be a good idea. Personally, I believe personal productivity systems should minimize ...


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Since you are open to non-software approaches I'll tell you what I do. But since what I do is a personalized version of the old Franklin Day Planner system (that I have implemented in a spreadsheet rather than their planner book) I just checked the Franklin site to see what they have. They do have a software options and from the video I don't see this being ...


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Emacs org-mode - 2 ways for implementing it with recurring dates Emacs org-mode (http://www.orgmode.org) has start dates ("scheduled") and deadline-dates ("DEADLINE") for tasks, which also can be used for recurring tasks. see http://orgmode.org/manual/Repeated-tasks.html In the "agenda view" (customizable views of tasks, which can also be filtered/sorted ...


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Could you lump tasks together and prioritise them as a bundle? One way to do that would be to prioritise entire projects, then prioritise the tasks in only the highest priority projects. Or, divide projects into phases, and only prioritise the tasks in the next phase. Another approach would be to come up with a system where you don't have to re-prioritize ...


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When it comes to personal relationships such as you describe, I've found it helpful to think about things in terms of quality-of-life. For instance--and bear with me through this example--who does the laundry? Is it worth it to you to spend $100.00 month to have a laundry service take care of that so you and your partner can spend a couple more hours ...



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