Getting Things Done: Tick!
Following the recommendation of my brother I finally succumbed to buying a copy of David Allen's Getting Things Done. It's an almost religious experience. Pictured is the collection phase. This has now been transferred to lists, files and a vast amount of it done in two minutes flat, or just dumped - it deserved the bin anyway. This is the basic philosophy of GTD: If you can do it in 2 minutes, do it right now. If you can't, defer it or dump it.
I am now, one week on, nearly done with all the deferred items. And I've thrown out even more. Amazing how priorities change in a week.
Best of all: my intray is empty - as promised.
And as you can see from the blog posts that have started once more, I am back to my good old self - and getting even more stuff done.