Film – Week 10 – GTD – Getting Things Done – Part 2
Teens are overwhelmed, partly because they don’t yet have the skills to manage the unprecedented amount of stuff that enters their brains each day. – from LifeHacker.com
“Your mind is for having ideas, not holding them.”
“You can do anything, but not everything.”
― David Allen, (GTD) Getting Things Done for Teens: Take Control of Your Life in a Distracting World
This week I learned about trusted systems and learned how to get work done efficiently. I also made my own trusted system.
PRACTICE ROOM (TUTORIALS)
CLASSROOM (THEORY & ANALYSIS)
You are going to learn to develop your own version of David Allen’s Getting Things Done (GTD) process in this ‘room.’
- These video help detail and efficient system for getting things done. The first video helped show some of the qualities that one needs to be efficient. I found this to be very motivating. It talked about how I need control and focus to get work done, which I took to heart. The second video, detailed a system that I can use to get work done. This is a very efficient system and I think that I will give it a try. The third article talks about techniques that teenagers can use to destress. I though the idea of doing a “mindsweep” was a very interesting idea. These video’s helped me think of a new system to get my work done on time.
LAB (THEORY PRACTICED)
Maps are a way of figuring out what projects that you need to accomplish. They help you chart out your course to get your work done.
GTD-based Trusted System
I have decided to switch to a pen and paper system so I can easily check it at any time. Sometimes my online lists do not work because of poor internet connection, or that the computer simply isn’t near me. If I switch to lists on paper, then I can access is more conveniently.
OUTSIDE (PRODUCTIVITY & THE BRAIN)
On my walk, I realized that I still have two missing French assignments that I need to finish.
STUDIO (CREATING MAPS)
I wrote all of the projects that I could think of on a piece of paper and it a google document.
WHAT I LEARNED and PROBLEMS I SOLVED
This week I learned how to make a trusted system and what steps that I should include. I learned about systems that many people use to get work done. At first, I had a difficult time focusing on the videos. I was temped to look at my phone, but then, I put my phone in a different room so I could focus.