I have a lot on my mind. I always think about my next big project, and when I am busy, I come up with a lot of new ideas. I am not sure why, but it seems that, the more busy I am, the more new ideas I get, and as a result, the more I end up doing.
That’s because I have a system for how I get things done, and it’s in fact fairly easy. You can use a pen and a paper, or an advanced software, the system works with close to everything you’re already using.
The system is this:
- I grab everything
- I review everything
I know, I have written that my iPhone is killing my productivity, but that’s not entirely true.
When I get an idea, no matter what the idea is, I always grab the idea and add it to Things (that’s the software I am currently using as my to-do list). Like I said, I add every single idea, no matter how small or big the idea is, to the software (if I am jogging, I add it to Things on my iPhone and it syncs to my Mac). I never question if the idea is good or bad right away, I just grab it and add it.
Then. Once a week, I set aside time (a few hours), to review all my ideas, all my tasks and projects. I move the not-so-good ideas to the trash, and I add the other ideas to some of my projects, and sometimes I create new projects based on the new ideas.
That’s it. It’s easy. But, it works great for me.