You may be noticing all the GTD stuff I am posting. I have been a convert for years. Like any other great religion, those that practice backslide from time to time. I tend to start the year off right and slowly slip into an unorganized mess. So I always refresh by reading the book in January. I refresh twice a year to just get back on the program.
If you have not read the book Getting Things Done, just do it. If you hate books buy the audio book. I think the book though is a must. It really does reduce stress when implemented. If you are a busy professional, especially if you work as a knowledge worker. Your brain is always churning, juggling just so you don’t drop that idea or thing to do. This book helps you build a trusted system to store information. Then gives you a process to handle the information. Once your brain knows the system is trusted you tend to not fret or think about the items you are not actively needing in this moment.