The following is my GTD setup. I use Remember The Milk Pro to manage my todos.
Create 4 smart-lists with specific tags as search criteria. Depending on your todolist software, you could just use tags and be done with it.
gtd:next 🤜 for tasks to do with the tag
gtd:waiting ⏰ for tasks to do with the tag
gtd:someday 🏃 for tasks to be done someday tagged with
projects-current for hobby tasks tagged
Create lists for other things (entertainment, work, etc). Once done, this is what it would look like:
When adding new tasks, if you cannot decide which list your tasks belongs, your todolist software most likely has an
Inbox. Just add it there.
Review tasks from
Inbox and move to appropriate list or delete if not required.
Deleting is important. Helps to throw away things you are not interested in anymore.
Pick up tasks from other lists that can be completed the upcoming week.
[Morning] Do stuff: Work through the tasks in
gtd:next 🤜 list.
gtdnextfor the next day
If you want to up the ante and go further with your GTD setup, checkout part-2 here