905 - David Allen and Weekly Planning

I’m a David Allen disciple. I’ve been following the GTD gospel (in some way or another) for over five years. It really is as life-changing as people say.

Anyway that’s not why I’m writing about him today, in particular. Today, in particular, I finally set up a tentative strategy for weekly planning.

For those of you who are unaware, that’s the hardest one.

I’m not sure why. I’ve always found it easier to establish daily routines than weekly ones. I think it’s because with a weekly routine, you have a whole week to forget about it. A whole week for other things to get in the way.

That said, I think the solution is just a lot of intentionality (to borrow an overwrought corporate word). Basically, I came up with a plan to plan. I found a reliable spot in my calendar, I made a standing appointment, and I filled that event’s description with a simple, step-by-step breakdown of how I intend to DO my weekly planning.

I’ll let you know how it goes. (Assuming I remember, and assuming there’s even a “you” to let know.)