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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A message from your bank warning about an account with insufficient funds.

David Allen summarizes this collecting phase in a very simple way: In order to gain control, you htd to gather everything that you consider somehow incomplete. You turn on the computer and you see the application you need with the data you need.

Financial stuff budgets, forecasts, statistics, credit line, cash flow, etc.

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


The Mind Sweep is something you should do the first day you start implementing GTD as an organizational method. Computers software, hardware, connections, internet. Projects that need to be started. Errands drugstore, market, bank, stationer, etc. 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.


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Systems computers, phones, office equipment. How easy is to collect… and how much effort it takes! Professional development training, things to learn, skills to practice. Administration legal issues, insurance, procedures, etc. There are a lot of things in your life that do not put any pressure on you. Your internal radar is activated whenever something pops up that can somehow upset the balance of your universe. Administration bills, banks, investments, loans, taxes, insurance, legal affairs.

This new and strange noise you hear in the engine of your car, what can it be? Hobbies books, music, movies. Every day there are new things that you must capture in order to decide what to do with them, if you actually need to do something at all. Community neighborhood, schools, local government. He is also a Software Engineer who is passionate about personal productivity and the GTD philosophy as a means to a better life.

No credit card required for the free trial. Pros, Cons and Tips. Waiting for… orders, repair, loaned items, etc. Previous Social Networks and Productivity: Things to do places to go, people to meet.


Meetings that need to be set. Projects started, not completed. You turn on the heating and soon you get the room at the right temperature for you to work.

A new idea to increase your income that occurred to you the moment you heard some comment somewhere.

How and why you must collect everything. 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. Cancel anytime with one click. Who needs to know? Collecting is the first stage of any kind of organizational work flow.

Decisions that have to be made.

But in the normal course of your day, there are many other things that demand part of your attention. Posts are closed to new comments after 30 days.

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.