Well, it took somewhere around 8 hours, but I got all of my collecting and processing done, and I even managed to knock off a handful of tasks along the way. And my “inbox” is empty! Keep in mind, however, this is just for “home”. Tomorrow afternoon, I’m heading into the office and repeating the process there.
The good news is that I really do think I have just about everything out of my head and onto various context lists. (All of this would make sense to you if you knew the details of GTD, but don’t worry about it if you don’t.)
I’ve got next actions on 9 context lists, the longest list being my “@computer” list. It’s good to have it all on paper and out of my head, not worrying I’m forgetting anything. I did make use of the recommended “tickler” file. And I did some extensive work on my own reference filing. Improvements are still needed. We’ll see if it really works as well as claimed by the book.
My wireless Bluetooth mouse for my iMac apparently died tonight. I don’t think it’s the battery. It was literally one of those things where it stopped working, I opened it up to replace the batteries, and as soon as I popped it open the mouse spilled its guts everywhere. I suspect that means I’ll have to get a new one. I really can’t complain too much. This one lasted me just over three years.