One of my keys here has been taking the traditional Getting Things Done weekly review checklist, and splitting it in to two parts:
- Reflection Friday: doing the Getting Clear portion in its entirety, and then doing the calendar review parts of Getting Current to ensure all things I might capture in my system are well-inventoried. The goal is to make sure I have a current capture of all the things.
- Executive Monday: inspired by David Kadavy’s Prefrontal Mondays, this part of my review completes Getting Current and Getting Creative and Courageous by taking a more executive-level view of lists, projects, and actions to decide what I do about all the things I’ve captured. This is 100% decision-makign time about what I focus on, defer, delegate, delete, rename, adjust, etc.
This has been hugely helpful for me – what are your practices?
I also want to quickly give a shoutout to James Dempsy and Jean MacDonald and their The Weekly Review Podcast, which not only gave this an anthem (I hear the song every time I say the words), but also a lot of awesome and robust thinking on this topic. Great stuff!