Organize IT Recap: The Diary Of A Self-Help Dropout, Going On An Information Diet And Ten Signs You Are In The GTD Trap
Organize IT recap for 10th July 2009.
- It’s good to take a break occasionally, and that’s what I’ll be doing next week. I’m going on holiday to celebrate my first wedding anniversary and I’ve decided to have a little rest from the blog in the process. But don’t worry, I’ll be back to my regular posting schedule from the 20th.
- Regular GTD-ers will know all about the workflow map, which neatly summaries how to take all the stuff floating around in your life and do something about it. However, recently I came across what is quite possibly the workflow map to rule all workflow maps. It’s as comprehensive a detailing of GTD as I’ve ever seen, plus it looks really, really good. But is it overkill? Will you be printing it out and using it?
- Whakate has ten signs that you are in the GTD trap. While intended as a joke, worryingly some of these make a lot of sense. Applying the two minute rule to your beer drinking, for instance. That’s just smart GTD-ing! Have you fallen into any of these traps?
- David of The 2.0 Life recently wrote about how he had to go without any electrical devices like phones and cameras when he went to the US Open golf tournament. And he found it to be a great experience. I link to this post because I’m increasingly realizing the benefits of an information diet. I don’t need to read the news all the time and be up to date with everything. People will tell me or I’ll hear it in passing on the radio, for instance. It’s nice not having to track down the latest information, I let the information come to me instead. What’s your experiences with information diets?
- This is dated December of last year but hopefully you won’t all shout “OLD!!!” at me. Over at Wired.com they have the diary of a self-help dropout. It covers freelancer Chris Hardwick’s experiences with several time management systems, including GTD and The Four Hour Work Week over several weeks. Entertaining read.