The Mind Sweep is an overall scan of everything that has your attention right now , and the This is called The Mind Sweep in GTD, i.e. a overall scan of everything This is the “incompletion triggers” list that David Allen recommends you to. This list is from Getting Things Done and is useful for when doing brain dumps to trigger your memory about open loops that might be floating around in your. If the project is off your mind, planning is sufficient. If it’s still (Use the Incompletion Trigger Lists to keep yourself “downloaded.”) . GTD WEEKLY REVIEW®.

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Community neighborhood, schools, local government. Professional development training, things to learn, skills to practice.

Cancel anytime with one click. A new idea to increase your income that occurred to you the moment you heard some comment somewhere. Every day there are new things that you must capture in order trrigger decide what to do with them, if lidt actually need to do something at all.

Next The Path to Self Improvement. David Allen summarizes this collecting phase in a very simple way: He is also a Software Engineer who is passionate about personal swfep and the GTD philosophy as a means to a better life. Things to do places to go, people to meet. A message from your bank warning about an account with insufficient funds. Projects formal planning goals, targets, objectives. It consists in identifying anything concerning your work or your personal life which sweeo consider should be different, and put it all in one single place, which we can call the trigged.


Administration legal issues, insurance, procedures, etc. Systems computers, phones, office equipment. But in the normal course of your day, there are many other things that demand part of your attention. You need to go somewhere, so you start the car and go there… Things are just like they ought to be.

Meetings that need to be set. You turn on the computer and you see the application you need with the data you need. Hobbies books, music, movies.

It is all those things that are kind control. This new and strange noise you hear in the engine of your car, what can it be? Projects that need to be started. How and why you must collect everything. You turn on the heating and soon you get the room at the right temperature for you to work. Financial stuff budgets, forecasts, statistics, credit line, cash flow, etc.

How easy is to collect… and how much effort it takes! Administration bills, banks, investments, loans, taxes, insurance, legal affairs.

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Errands drugstore, market, bank, stationer, etc. Waiting for… orders, repair, loaned items, etc. Computers software, hardware, connections, internet. It is the first stage of a work flow which cyclically and continuously repeats throughout your life.

Decisions that have to be made. Who needs to know? Pros, Cons and Tips. There are a lot of things in your life that do min put any pressure on you.


Start to Get Organized: The Mind Sweep

Projects started, not completed. In order to gain control, you need to gather everything that you consider somehow incomplete. The basic principle is that you ytd know how your world is right now, how the map in which you move looks likeso that you lkst make a positive commitment to it.

The fact that collecting is the first stage does not mean that you should do it only once, at the beginning. But it is also something you should do from time to timeespecially after a period in which, for trogger reason, you have lost a considerable part of control over your world.

Collecting is the first stage of any kind of organizational work flow. Upcoming events birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, travel, social events, cultural events, sporting events, etc. Waiting for… information, delegated tasks, replies, mmind cash, ordered items, decisions of others, etc.

Posts are closed to new comments after 30 days. The Mind Sweep is something you should do the first day you start implementing GTD as an organizational method.

Your internal radar is activated whenever something pops up that can somehow upset the balance of your universe.

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