We recommend setting up an Inbox list using iPhone Reminders. This kind of list can be used to capture Mind Sweep items that still need to be processed. For example, you may have a thought or idea on the fly, not know exactly what the next action is yet, but you don’t want to lose the idea. Assigning it to the Inbox list will store the idea until you are ready to fully process it (through the questions on the GTD Workflow Map), to decide what it means and what you want to do about it.
To make this list work, you’ll need to treat it with the same rigor you would your email and paper inboxes. Meaning, process this list down to zero on a regular basis. If you set up this list, we also recommend changing the setting for unassigned Reminders to this list. Go to Settings > Reminders > select Inbox list.
You can also add items to your Reminders lists using Siri, if available on your iPhone. Simply bring up Siri by pressing the Home button and speak your command, such as “add buy a new car to my projects list” or “add figure out server issue to my inbox list” and Siri will respond to the command and allow you to confirm your new entry.
You’ll get great tips like this and more in our next GTD® & iPhone® webinar on Thursday, July 11 from 4-5pm PT.
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