My failure to use electronic GTD tools I’ve been going back and forth on the tools I use to implement GTD. I’ve been all over the place: I’ve started with Omnifocus. It’s an interesting tool, but it tends to get very complex very fast, even with great teachers, such as Kourosh Dini. Do check out … Continue reading Low maintenance GTD
A faithful Omnifocus user ... For years I was a faithful Omnifocus user. I read the collected works of many bloggers and productivity specialists who would not talk of any other tool but Omnifocus. I followed the video courses which the OmniGroup so kindly provided. I worked with contexts, and projects, and did all I … Continue reading Why I prefer Things instead of OmniFocus
My struggles with contexts I don't know about you, but I have suffered through long years of struggle with contexts. I adore the idea that David Allen proposed in his work "Getting things done", but it took me a very long time to get them to work appropriately for me. I scoured the internet looking … Continue reading How my areas of responsibility contaminated my contexts
Brian's question Brian made the excellent point in this question that it wasn't clear to him whether putting in the time to time-budget was not more of a waste of time than a benefit. His question is highly relevant. It would make no sense if I would do this exercise without it bringing me some … Continue reading Time budgeting: a thousand no’s
Using Timeful for a couple of hours Based on the feedback from some readers with respect to this article, I've been playing around a bit with Timeful, an interesting iOS application developed with the support of Prof. Dr. Dan Ariely. Some of you suggested it may provide some answers to my issues with time budgeting … Continue reading Time budgeting: a follow-up
Limitatons of personal productivity tools Modern productivity methods and tools go a long way towards optimizing our focus on areas and things that really matter to us. GTD, for example, provides us with an elaborate basis for identifying what we need to do next, depending on our context but also on our overall priorities, expressed … Continue reading Productivity budgeting: the missing personal productivity component
A strange question Okay, I admit, that may be a rather strange question. But think about it for a second ... do you have other projects than professional ones? Yes, I know you have your family and friends, but do you have objectives, very specific aims you want to achieve with or for them? And … Continue reading So what do you do when you don’t do what you’re usually doing?