My number one tip for keeping track of it all…
Is to write it down.
It’s like that document you put in a safe place. It’s SO safe, even YOU can’t find it.
So, there are some caveats or tips to writing it down.
In David Allen’s book Getting Things Done, he talks about having a limited number of “capture locations.” Capture locations are the places you “capture” information, ideas, tasks, etc. From there, they get moved to the place they need to live so you can take whatever the next step is with them.
So, if it’s a to-do list item, it moves to your Weekly or Everything list (more on that here).
If it’s an item you’re keeping for reference, you file it with other reference items.
There are a lot of habits hiding in this workflow that need to work together.
I will go more into this next week when I talk about making “writing it down” work for you.