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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Grigger are closed to new comments after 30 days. Decisions that have to be made. A message from your bank warning about an account with insufficient funds. Projects formal planning goals, targets, objectives.

Want to Get Organized? Start With The Mind Sweep

Errands drugstore, market, bank, stationer, etc. But in the normal course of hrigger day, there are many other things that demand part of your swsep. Your internal radar is activated whenever something pops up that can somehow upset the balance of your universe. 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.


Start to Get Organized: The Mind Sweep

Meetings that need to be set. It is all those things that are under control. Cancel anytime with one click. You turn on the computer and you see the application you need seep the swee you need.

You need to go somewhere, so you start the car and go there… Things are just like they ought to be. Projects started, not completed. How and why you must collect everything. Who needs to know? How easy is to collect… and how much effort it takes!

David Allen summarizes this collecting phase in a very simple way: In order to gain control, you need to gather everything that you consider somehow incomplete. No credit card required for the free trial. Previous Social Networks and Productivity: Things to do places to go, people to meet. Next The Path to Self Improvement.

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This new and strange noise you hear in the engine of your car, what can it be? Community neighborhood, schools, local government.


There are a lot of things in your life that do not put any pressure on you. Hobbies books, music, movies. But it is also something you 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.


Every day there are new things that you mid capture in order to decide what to do with them, if you actually need to do yrigger at all. You turn on the heating and soon you get the room at the right temperature for you to work. The fact that collecting is the first stage does not mean that you should do it only once, at the beginning.

It is the first stage of a work flow which cyclically and continuously repeats throughout your life.

Administration bills, banks, investments, loans, taxes, insurance, legal affairs. Administration legal issues, insurance, procedures, etc. Collecting is the first stage of any kind of organizational work flow. Waiting for… information, delegated tasks, replies, petty cash, trifger items, decisions of others, etc. A new idea to increase your minc that occurred to you the moment you heard some comment somewhere.

The Mind Sweep is something you should do the first day you start implementing GTD as an organizational method.