Getting Things Done (a.k.a. GTD) is a popular, five-step time-management method that’s based on the idea of getting everything out of your head and onto your to-do list. It reduces stress and forgetfulness by helping you focus on completing tasks rather than trying to remember them.
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Setting up a GTD workflow with Todoist
Get up and running with GTD in Todoist by following these 5 steps:
- Capture every task that comes to mind in your Todoist Inbox. Quickly type or dictate tasks as they occur to you using everyday language like “send invoice on May 3</em >” or “water the plants every 4 days starting June 20 ending Sept 30.”
- Clarify your captured tasks and make sure that they are actionable with concrete next steps. If not, delete them. If the task takes less than 2 minutes, do it right away (we suggest using a @two_minutes label for these tasks).
- Organize your tasks from your Todoist Inbox into specific projects. Split complex tasks into more manageable action items using sub-tasks. Assign due dates, labels and priority levels for even better organization.
- Reflect on your progress often by reviewing your current, upcoming and completed tasks to make sure you're setting realistic due dates and priority levels. Review your Todoist Karma</a > to determine your daily, weekly and monthly productivity and adjust your workload as needed. Ensure you're giving yourself time to complete tasks and clear your mind in between, as well.
- Engage with your tasks by working on them! Be efficient by prioritizing tasks based on time available, your energy level, or a task’s urgent/low priority.