GTD weekly review

  • Start a new journal entry for the review.
    • summarize the past iteration
    • add copy of the past iteration's notes
  • Process inboxes: do, delete, delegate, defer.
  • Review journal entries since the previous review.
  • Review calendar since the previous review.
  • Review calendar for the next month.
  • Review waiting-for.
  • Review pending-and-support.
  • Review areas of focus and goals.

  • Empty head from things.

  • Review projects. Make sure each has at least one next action.
  • Review next actions list. Are they all of good quality?

    • a physical action ("write", not "think about")
      • thinking is part of planning!
      • but "draft outline of plan for..." is an action
    • it's clear what I need to (a widget to crank)
    • duration at most 15 minutes, preferably, and less than 60, definitely; has an estimate written down
    • I'm committed to doing it
    • does not depend on anything, can be done immediately
    • it's clear when it's done
    • it's clear which projects the action belongs to, if any
  • Re-process inboxes.