GTD and RTM – The Missing Link (Penny Drops)

I’m a big fan of Remember The Milk (RTM) and David Allen’s Getting Things Done (GTD).
The one concept that I have been missing in the whole process is how to set reminders for following up emails.
I regularly use a waitingfor tag and a tag for each persons name but my habit of actually creating the task is not quite there yet.
The habit is no longer needed now.
I have “discovered” that from RTM | Settings | Info there is an “Inbox EMail Address”. For any e-mail I want to chase I simply BCC the message to this address and it creates a task in my inbox. The body of the message goes into a note attached to the task.
All I have to do then is move it to the appropriate list and set any tags or due date.
I would recommend using BCC, if anyone discovers your inbox e-mail address then they will be able to create tasks in your inbox too!

2009 – Goal #1 – Completed !

Rather than setting resolutions I set myself goals this year.
The first one of these was:
“Jog For One Mile – No Stopping – No Pain”
Tonight I managed just that.
Next goal, complete the MND Scotland 10K Fun Run.
I completed this last year but there was more walking than jogging, this year WILL be different.

MND Scotland

MND Scotland
As of today the “Scottish Motor Neurone Disease Association” have rebranded to become “MND Scotland”.
Their new web site can be found here.

New Identity for the Scottish Motor Neurone Disease Association
The new name and logo reflect the organisation’s values by putting those affected by Motor Neurone Disease (MND) in Scotland first. The logo contains a blue ‘Cornflower’ icon that is easily recognisable and was chosen as it signifies hope for the future. The Cornflower is a hardy, wild flower native to Scotland and countries where it survives in the most challenging environments. The Cornflower reflects the resilience of people affected by MND – as they face up to the challenges of life.

New Year – New Fitness Regime

No New Years Resolutions, just a revisiting of the fitness regime I started last year.
It’s late so just a quick update.
I have started week 1 of both One Hundred PushUps and Two Hundred SitUps.
I have also had my first jog in over four months. I went back to my patented “lamp-post method”: jog for one lamp-post, walk for one. I managed to complete a mile in 20 minutes. I have suddenly remembered how much I love being out in the middle of the night. Watching a fox hunt in the field beside the road before I start.
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