Found this timely article in NewsWeek magazine and, naturally, it's available free online. Apparently I'm not the only one with this problem! I love organization but, all the stuff in my life gets the best of me - frequently. If you feel trapped by too much stuff and/or have trouble finding things, read this little article.
Right now I'm aspiring to acquire the Getting Things Done habit but I've still yet to set aside the requisite 2 straight days to create a gigantic pile of to do items and then create the system around them such as an A-Z filing system, project and someday/maybe list plus action items for many of those things. The end result is amazing I hear.
I'm building up to it... You see I just needed to acquire some of the basics like my new Zire 72 and Shadow Plan for starters. I also got a really cool chrome stapler. Industrial strength for sure. And, don't forget the amazing Brother label-maker plus tons of bright and shiny file folders. Don't even think about telling me I'm procrastinating!
I even have put a few things into folders with pretty labels on them. It's helped. A little. Obviously, I'm in need of the triple-strength GTD marathon weekend! Hope to report back soon that I've done the work.
Actually, you should just blend it into your "notes" category for in-coming ideas, input, and information.
Come on--if you need a "phone log", then you need a "they-stopped-me-in-the-hall log" and an "oh-yeah-I-just-remembered log". Can anybody tell me what's the difference?You get the picture. I've been worrying about the fact that I don't have a phone log for a while now...