When it comes to GTD, the first thing you are introduced to is the idea of “Capture.” For the most part it’s straightforward. You can’t store your ideas without getting them out of your head, so you need to have a system in place to make it seamless and second-nature to go from idea to capture.
He goes on to show his hybrid digital/analogue system for capture. The big thing he walks us through it the decisions to drop a bunch of inboxes that he simply doesn’t need to manage. Many people have too many inboxes and then feel overwhelmed with the incoming tasks.
Have you ever evaluated your inboxes and streamlined your system? It may take a few hours, but you’ll reap the benefits for the whole year, so you’ll gain so much more back.