GTD – shall I?

While GTD requires an upfront investment in time and energy to set up, it pays off with consistent use.Laura Scroggs

In my mini-series on time management1, the Getting Things Done method took a disproportionate place compared to the other techniques. It could have been part of the Time management: more advanced techniques post indeed; yet, after going through a few articles on the subject matter that arose my interest, I thought that GTD (the commonly used acronym for this method) deserved a separate post. At the end of the latter post, I asked the following question:

“Shall I?”

Before deciding whether I should or not, I chose to read the book in which David Allen describes its productivity methodology. Sixteen posts later2; hence, the aforementioned disproportionateness, I have a better idea of what the GTD method is and, what is more, what it can bring to my life.

I have decided to give it a try.

The full implementation will take some time – and I don’t expect to see results immediately – so I will not be able to have CogitActive back on track anytime soon. Still, I am optimistic and want to believe it is possible. Anyway, I will share my progress (GTD setup and use), and given its importance, if only by the number of posts in this blog, I have decided to create a special tag for it, namely GTD.


1 Quick reminder, I have started this mini-series to find enough time to have CogitActive back on track. I was looking for a drastic measure to have the time to do everything that I needed/wanted to do indeed. ^
2 One for each chapter of the book. Not to mention the many other resources that I went through to find relevant information – with only a very few being shared on this blog (e.g. GTD – a video series to piece everything together). ^

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