Continuing the discussion of the GTD system, after sorting your actions into various projects, the next step is assigning contexts to your various actions so you don't waste time jumping back and forth. Zack demonstrates how to sort various editorial tasks into different contexts so you can knock off the to-do items on your list more efficiently.
- [Instructor] In a previous lesson, I introduced you…to the GTD or getting things done system…designed by David Allen.…And now in this lesson,…we're going to take the projects and actions…that you've already organized…and we're going to start assigning contexts.…Then I'll show you how I apply contexts specifically…for editing jobs throughout several later lessons…in this course.…Context can be a little complicated at first…so I'm going to do my best to simplify.…Think of them as mindsets.…For example, you would never run to the grocery store…five separate times on a Saturday.…
You would make a list first and buy everything at once.…And to add to the that, if a dry cleaner's…was next to the grocery store,…you'd probably drop off your dry cleaning…before or after shopping.…And then maybe you need to get gas on the way back.…This would be an example of one time of context or mindset…that everybody is already familiar with, running errands.…Now I'm going to give you a brief overview…of how you can apply this philosophy…
- File management
- Time blocking
- Cleaning up your email inbox
- Organizing and prioritizing notifications
- Selecting apps to help you with task and time management
- Filtering email messages and paperwork
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