Categories | Family | Implementation | Inspiration
A Community Contribution by Sarah Albright
I began my GTD journey in 2005 when I took a 2 day version of the class at work. I loved the concepts, but at 27, I still placed a lot of trust in my memory. Then I got pregnant. Now that a massive hormonal shift has occurred and I’m the sleep deprived, full time working mother of a 1 year old, GTD lists are the only thing that keep me from sinking.
Outlook tasks combined with my Blackberry are my weapons of choice. Probably my biggest saving grace is the Agendas category. Three biggies: @ diaper bag , @ doctor and @Target.
@Diaper bag-Nothing is worse than getting to a restaurant with your somewhat cranky toddler only to realize you don’t have any snacks. Before I leave the house I do a quick check of my @ diaper bag list to make sure all the essentials are accounted for (Diapers, wipes, plastic bags, snacks, toys, sippy cup, extra clothes (for baby and me), etc.)
@Doctor-As a first time parent the list of things I can come up with to worry about (and of course Google) is way too long to keep between doctor visits. So if one pops up, I quickly record it, and the next time we have a check up I can bring my lists of concerns with me.
@Target-This one is self explanatory, but it’s huge for me. I’m forever running out of something, and this keeps me from realizing at 4 am that I used my last diaper before bed.
These are just a few of the small ways that GTD keeps me sane.