Somehow, a pocket ruled Moleskine made its way to my room. I don’t know how, I don’t know why, but it did.
Anyways, I decided to take a shot at creating my own complete Moleskine GTD system based on the hyalineskies GTD System, the Circle, GIL’s Student Planner Hack and a little bit of my own creativity..
I don’t want to re-iterate everything I already wrote on my flickr, click on the pictures to see the notes etc.
The front cover of my 'hacked' Moleskine GTD system.
post-it flags on the inside cover to mark pages etc. Project flag in case I have a project that I want to quickly find. I rarely have any big projects, which is why I didn't put this on the outside of the notebook/
Number the odd pages (for quick reference when an item is delegated to a different section).
The main tabs: ToDo Soon Maybe/Later Notes
How I use the tabs: ToDo (can be used for simple items or as an inbox ((you can change it to inbox if you want.)) As an inbox, you want it to have the most pages since this is where you put everything, before it gets delegated to the other sections. Since this section will have the most items , I made mine about 95 pages long) Soon (used for things that aren't immediate ((scheduling appointments etc. and things happening in the near future)). Since I don't have many things that would fit this category, it's only about 30 pages long). Maybe/Later (things I'm putting off, or that don't require immediate attention. Only about 30 pages long.) Notes (where I just put down random notes, things that don't necessarily need to go in the ToDo or Inbox section ((book lists, movie lists, email lists, twitter drafts, doodling, you name it!))
This system is pretty self explanatory. I kind of tweaked it, you can find the original idea here font.is/?p=790 Very easy system to take care of little items, to planning bigger projects.
Some of the things I added: Contexts (from David Allen's GTD): Create a border/column about 1.5 cm in from the side of the page (you can use a thin sharpie so that it bleeds through, and you only have to do it every other page) where you put Contexts (@mac, @car, @cell, @work etc). You can add as may as you want per action/project, just try to keep it broad and simple, so you can easily scan through your items to see what you have to do! Due Dates are pretty self explanatory.
I like to keep a secret $20, some index cards and a couple spare metro tickets, nice to have in case of emergency.
That’s all! Happy productivity!!
p.s. leave comments on how this worked out for you!!