There are four basic steps to GTD: Collect, Process/Organize, Do, and Review. I’ve taken you through the first two, and the third doesn’t need much explaining. The fourth, the Review, I haven’t. And that’s because I’ve been a very bad GTDer. I haven’t been doing my review.
All right, I’d better tell you what it is. The thinking behind it is that you don’t see all your tasks every day, so it’s easy to have them fall out of your mind. After all, that’s a principle of GTD, to not have your tasks cluttering up your brain. The Review is where you go and look at either (a) the tasks you don’t see on a regular basis, such as a Someday/Maybe list you keep, or (b) everything. Yes, everything. (more…)