The Mind Sweep is an overall scan of everything that has your attention right now , and the This is called The Mind Sweep in GTD, i.e. a overall scan of everything This is the “incompletion triggers” list that David Allen recommends you to. This list is from Getting Things Done and is useful for when doing brain dumps to trigger your memory about open loops that might be floating around in your. If the project is off your mind, planning is sufficient. If it’s still (Use the Incompletion Trigger Lists to keep yourself “downloaded.”) . GTD WEEKLY REVIEW®.

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Start to Get Organized: The Mind Sweep

Previous Social Networks and Productivity: Errands drugstore, market, bank, stationer, etc. Pros, Cons and Tips. Projects started, not completed. How and why you must collect everything.

Computers software, hardware, connections, internet. Waiting for… orders, repair, loaned items, etc.

Projects formal planning goals, targets, objectives. Waiting for… information, delegated tasks, replies, petty cash, ordered items, decisions of others, etc.

Want to Get Organized? Start With The Mind Sweep

But it is also something sdeep should do from time to timeespecially after a period in which, for whatever reason, you have lost a considerable part of control over your world. It is the first stage of a work flow which cyclically and continuously repeats throughout your life. There are a lot of things in your life that do not put any pressure on you. In order to gain control, you need to gather everything that you consider somehow incomplete.


How easy is to collect… and how much effort it takes! Collecting is the first stage of any kind of organizational work flow. Decisions that have to be made. You turn on the heating and soon you get the room at the right temperature for you to work.

Posts are closed to new comments after 30 days. You turn on the computer and you see the application you need with the data you need. Hobbies books, music, movies.

Projects that need to be started. Community neighborhood, schools, local government. Financial stuff budgets, forecasts, statistics, credit line, cash flow, etc. Who needs to know? Cancel anytime with one click. Things to do places to go, people to meet.

David Allen summarizes this collecting phase in a very simple way: It is all those things that are under control. The basic principle is that you must know how your world is right now, how the map in which you move looks likeso that you can make a positive commitment to it. Administration legal issues, insurance, procedures, etc. Next The Path to Self Improvement.

Every day there are new things that you must capture in order to decide what to seep with them, if you actually need to do something at all.

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The fact that collecting is the first stage does not mean that you should do it only once, gtf the beginning. But in the normal course of your day, there are many other things that demand part of your attention. You need to go somewhere, so you start the car and go there… Things are just like they ought to be. Systems computers, phones, office equipment. Meetings that need to be set.



Upcoming events birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, travel, social events, cultural events, sporting events, etc. Your internal radar is activated whenever something pops up that can somehow upset the balance of your universe.

He is also a Software Engineer who is trigegr about personal productivity and the GTD philosophy as a means to a better life. It consists in identifying anything concerning your work or your personal life which you consider should be different, and put it all in one single place, which we can call the in-basket.

A new idea to increase your income that occurred to you the moment you heard some comment somewhere. Professional development training, things to learn, skills to practice. The Mind Sweep is something you should do the first day you start implementing GTD as an organizational method. A message from your bank warning about an account with insufficient funds.