Getting Things Done is hot. Especially in these times of information overload: we’re overwhelmed with content, mails and get tons of things to do. But we find it hard to organize ourselves. I have the same problem: I’m constantly connected and do things as they come around or are being presented. Up till now that has worked quite fine: I hardly ever forget anything and when I do, I love the thrill of working with a tight deadline.
However, I’m getting the feeling that my non-system no longer will cut it. So I started looking for a GTD-system and as you browse the internet, you discover there are a ton of systems. Most of them come down to the same thing: feasable deadlines, cut the connection, learn to say no, do it now or do it later, … Just Google and you will see what I mean. The overwhelming amount of available work flows, forced me to create my own thing. Which, to be honest, didn’t really work as I started to fall back on to my old habits…
This weekend I came around the Chronodex by Scription – system, which attracted me instantly. In fact it’s more of a lay-out than a system, giving you the liberty to use it just the way you want. Chronodex is divided into 5 main parts:
- Header in which you can fill out your ‘Satisfaction level’ & ‘Points of improvement’
- Time schedule which is nicely lay-out in a graph-like circle
- Next actions – list
- Inbox/Notes (scaled up to importance)
- Waiting for / Projects – list
If you want to try for yourself, you can download the A4 template here or you can download the yearly 2012 planner here for free, with the cost of a prayer.