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aerospace engineer, Star Wars nerd, PowerPoint hater, and family barista, @wuerl


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awarded  Enlightened
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awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
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comment Is there an automatic time tracking application?
Can you clarify exactly what functionality you're looking for in calendar syncing? Do you want it to import your appointments and somehow automatically categorize that time into buckets?
Jul
7
comment Handling delayed delegating in GTD
@gzost then I think you need to completely reword your question and try again. Try and lay out the entire situation and perhaps use an example of the task to be delegated and the follow-on task and explain which one you don't have a home for and what your goals are.
Jul
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revised How to handle recurring but low priority tasks that aren't actionable now?
added non-actionable to the title because it's an important aspect of the question; cleaned up the wording for grammar and flow
Jul
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comment Coffee: good or bad for work?
It's not immediately obvious to me how this question is related to personal productivity. I doubt people would be coming to this site to find out whether they should start drinking coffee.
Jul
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suggested approved edit on How to handle recurring but low priority tasks that aren't actionable now?
Jul
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comment Handling delayed delegating in GTD
possible duplicate of How to handle recurring but low priority tasks?
Jul
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answered Handling delayed delegating in GTD
Jul
6
comment Is it possible to train to sleep less?
+1 for glibness and not accepting the premise of the question. The whole point of GTD in my mind is that it allows you to get done what needs to get done in less time making the remaining time available for sleep and leisure and family.
Jul
6
answered How to handle recurring but low priority tasks that aren't actionable now?
Jul
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comment How to use Remember The Milk (RTM) to implement a GTD system?
Good follow-up. First, I conceptually separate the RTM inbox list from a real GTD inbox. I don't collect things in my RTM inbox to be processed later. One way I collect tasks is when I think of or receive a simple action, which I typically enter directly into RTM via the command line or iPhone--complete with meta-data (i.e. no additional processing is necessary). Other actions get collected as notes on a document or scrap of paper, which get thrown into a physical inbox on my desk and processed into RTM regularly. So it is my physical inbox that empties, not the RTM one, which is just a box.
Jul
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answered How to use Remember The Milk (RTM) to implement a GTD system?
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awarded  Enlightened
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awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
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revised sleep-transition wiki excerpt
added 96 characters in body
Jul
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awarded  Organizer
Jul
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revised How can I use Outlook folders to implement GTD?
Fixed grammar; added tags
Jul
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suggested approved edit on sleep-transition tag wiki excerpt
Jul
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comment Is there a proven method for managing emails?
@Tom I agree in principle that defer is a dangerous category--and Merlin says the same thing in the original Google Tech Talk. But I've found it to be hugely helpful in practice. I get emails that are going to take more than 2 minutes to read and review before I can even determine a next action. I find it simpler to place these in a defer folder to tackle at the end of my processing burst than to put into my GTD system. I've also found this helps me process faster. When I'm in the mode of quickly determining next actions I don't link transitioning to thoughtful reading of dense materials.