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.
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
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").