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GTD® by David Allen

The GTD (Getting Things Done) system was created by productivity consultant David Allen. This template gives you the ability to apply the GTD system to your own life.

Getting Things Done

Getting Things Done (GTD) is one of the most popular productivity systems created by productivity consultant David Allen. It’s a very effective system for clearing your mind of all ideas and tasks so you can focus on the things that deserve your attention, which in turn allows you to do your best work and get more done.
GTD’s central concept of capturing everything into a trusted system has the potential to revolutionize your life. Implementing GTD can bring order to the chaos of your work and personal life as everything gets filed orderly into your trusted system. You can stop responding to emergencies and putting out fires.
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This GTD Template

Unlike other PDFs and spreadsheets, this template captures the spirit of the GTD system by taking the GTD framework and visualizing it as a doc on your desktop browser or as an app on your phone. You can:
Capture all actionable/non-actionable items
Clarify the next actions on your items
Organize your next actions by context
Reflect on your system once per week
Engage with your next actions
To learn more about Getting Things Done, see the GTD website


1️⃣ Add all ideas, to-dos, and items in the section.
2️⃣ Decide if the item is actionable or not in the section, and write the next action associated with that item.
3️⃣ Add a context and an optional due date or project for your next actions in the section.
4️⃣ Get to work on your items in the section, and on your system once per week.

Table of Contents

Capture all actionable and non-actionable items here.
Decide if the item is actionable, or just do it right now if it takes less than 2 minutes. If the item is actionable, add a physical next action verb to the item (instead of "Get new car," clarify this with a next action verb like "Research web for cars").
Assign the proper context to your next actions.
Review your system 1x per week.
Get to work on your next actions! Consider your ⏰ Time available, ⚡️ Energy available, and ❗️Priority of each next action to decide which one to do first (given your Context).
[View of your next actions] See all next actions that have an associated project.
[View of your next actions] See all next actions based on your current context (defined in ).
[View of your next actions] See all next actions in a calendar view.
[View of your next actions] Items you are waiting for someone else to do. If the due date has passed, the item is highlighted in red.
[View of your next actions] Trash, incubate, or file items as reference for later.
[View of your next actions] All done tasks.
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