A man with brains and a shovel

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GTD Gardening

Today I have to clean up my OmniFocus. This is more than a weekly review. The weekly review process starts with committing my email inbox and all the stuff on my desk to OmniFocus. But I don't want to place more stuff into that system before weeding out all the crashed projects and tasks. This is going to be emotionally painful.

I start a project called "OmniFocus Gardening" with the following tasks

  • add project and/or context to task
  • remove projects that are already finished or expired
  • do all projects have at least one next doable action?
    • add action to projects with no action
    • add doabable prerequisite actions where necessary
  • are the projects in proper (sub-)folders?
  • are all contexts relevant?