After being inspired by 43 Folders, I finally picked up Getting Things Done by David Allen. In limited form, I began implementing the system soon after reading the book. Once school starts (or I get a break from it), I plan on rereading the book to identify areas for improvement and make more detailed notes here. Currently my system involves the following:
- A Hipster PDA (see 43 Folders for more information),
- Running lists of @Computer, @Home, and @Errand via GMail,
- Two crates of Reference Files in addition to GMail reference labels, and
- General trying to keep in perma-empty and process everything else as efficiently as I can
There is much more to Allen's overall system--many nuanced elegances--that make it so robust and useful. As I progress through the ideas and mold a system of my own, I hope to continue to discover these clever life-hacks to a better me.
Now if I could just get R.I.V.E.R. off the Someday/Maybe list before getting married all would be moving in the right direction....