A happy coincidence, at the beginning of the year, I read an article, I think it may have been on LifeHacker about the concept of a “zero state” inbox. Basically, keep your inbox empty, file all e-mails as soon as they appear and create tasks for anything you can’t do there and the.
Now I realise that this is the basic premis of Getting Things Done (GTD) by David Allen.
I have started to listen to the audio book of David’s seminar series. It is riveting stuff. He is truly an entertaining speaker and what he preaches is practical common sense stuff, but well thought out.
My RTM (Remember The Milk) lists are now much larger, but that means they are much more complete!
I’ll let you know how I get on with this new system.
By Friday I should have my “tickler” system set up!