I have struggled for years to find a productivity system that works for me and have never quite managed it. I need something to stop me forgetting but just writing a list doesn't cut it for the reasons set out below. I tried the "Getting Things Done" method but found that too complicated. Could my Calendar turn out to be the answer??
Stop making to-do lists. They’re simply setting you up for failure and frustration. Consider the to-do lists you’re currently managing: how many items have been languishing since Michelle Bachman was leading the field for the Republican nomination? How often do you scan your list just so that you can pick off the ones you can finish in two minutes? How many items aren’t really to-dos at all, but rather serious projects that require significant planning?