Here are the stats for my first week at the new system I referred to in my previous post. Because I was sidetracked a couple of times into trying tweaks (which very quickly didn’t work out), they are probably not quite as good as if I had stuck to exactly the same system throughout.
Total number of tasks on list: 646
Total actioned: 537
Total unactioned: 109 (including current task)
Page by page analysis of unactioned tasks (34 tasks to a page):
Pages 1: 0
Page 2: 0
Page 3: 0
Page 4: 0
Page 5: 0
Page 6: 7
Page 7: 11
Page 8: 15
Page 9: 9
Page 10: 2
Page 11: 5
Page 12: 9
Page 13: 6
Page 14: 4
Page 15: 3
Page 15: 5
Page 17: 10
Page 18: 16 (including current task)
Page 19: 7 (of 7)
The first 170 tasks on the list have all been completed. There is no “dismissal” in this system, so these tasks have all been actioned at least partially.
The comparatively large number of uncompleted tasks on p. 8 is due to task dumping from old to-do lists (a process I don’t recommend!)
There is an even higher volume of work than with Autofocus, due to there being virtually no resistance or system overhead.
Urgent and routine items get done a lot faster and more reliably than with Autofocus.
Higher resistance items get done without a fuss.
The best part of Autofocus for me - that’s it’s enjoyable to work at - is fully preserved.
My only worry with the system so far is that the number of unactioned tasks is still growing. I expect this to level off at some stage, but it’s too early to tell when this will be. However it’s worth pointing out that at the present rate of work (76 tasks per day) the unactioned tasks represent less than a day and a half’s work.