Last week, I attempted a weekly review, but failed to get past clearing my inbox. I probably got into a few rabbit holes, because it seemed like I barely made a dent.
I woke up around yesterday 5:30 and couldn’t go back to sleep. I decided to work through my towering physical inbox one item at a time. It started off slightly taller than my iPhone 5S (4.87 inches), and hasn’t been empty in years.
This time, I kept the GTD workflow diagram by David Allen in front of me. The diagram kept me grounded, rather than taking action on items that would take longer than two minutes.
Two hours later: empty.1
I feel amazing, and look forward to progress in my next weekly review.
- I zero my email inboxes daily, too. ↩
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Kudos, Bryan! That workflow diagram in GTD has helped me stick with the lengthy work of emptying an inbox (without getting sidetracked!) as well. And sweet desk, BTW.