Just bragging a little… here’s proof I currently have an EMPTY INBOX! I have recently read Getting Things Done by David Allen.
I’m apparently not the only librarian reading through this book. I actually don’t remember where I heard about it – some blog, most likely. David Allen, the author of the book, has a website and blog, too.
OK. I’ll see if this organizational method works for me. The interesting/neat thing I found with this method? It’s geared more towards knowledge workers (translation – librarians), it’s geared to handle “what do I do next” questions (called “next actions” in the book – a little too corporate-sounding to me, but oh well), and it helps blend all your “stuff to do” – work, home, hobbies, somedays, etc – just what I was looking for. For me, all that stuff is mixed into one big “what do I do” heap in my brain, and individual “stuff” doesn’t neccessarily make itself know at the most appropriate of times. Otherwise, I end up being efficient at work OR home, but not both.
So – just an FYI to others looking to organize a little better.