Two more obvious additions:
What would your body like to do?
What is right in front of you?Why?
Unfortunately as obvious as these are, I find them necessary.What would your body like to do?
I thought either my body would help me out on this or I could delegate this to a more functional productivity system be it a paper system or a software but unfortunately without this first category the card breaks it's flow and fails to serve as a good enough stand-alone disposable system.What is right in front of you?
Part of the idea of a stand-alone system is that it needs to capture everything in a pocket dimension of your mind with near zero thought on the user's part.
The idea is that it's worthless if you can have the time to plan and write it out. If you can do that, you are in a spot where you can think on your to-do list or utilize your expertise and specialty...basically if you can plan, then you're either organized already or you're in a safe spot where your plans are good enough to get it done with no urgency (or you have a system that's really not working for you)
Has to be write then review, write then review. Just like if you were planning to buy some items with a grocery list. Look - buy - Look - buy.
...or you're not swamped in your schedule so all you do is write down one or two meetings in a calendar. No need for reminders or contexts or fancy stuff like that.
Problem is, this format is a little too good for me. (This is currently my paper notebook system)
Regardless whether I finish what I wrote or not, it works in the sense that it returns me to a zone-ish mindset whenever I review my notes and I'm off of my organizer's block and get back to doing something.
Problem with a zone-ish mindset is that it tends to stray towards things you really want to do and it's too easy to ignore/forget throwing out a piece of crumbled paper, crossing out your backlogs, forgetting to eat your food, defragmenting your HD, whatever. Plus it adds new ideas to your brainstorming mind. At least for me, on a very slight level, it merges my own disorganization with my own planning so something like writing down "monitor" - makes me remember that I've been sitting in front of this thing the whole day. Refresher:
*I find that if you are using an invisible entry in your WWYLTD? that you can merge it with your WWYBLTD? answer so that if someone sees your notes, you don't have to explain why you have a blank section. Of course, if you are good at memorizing data this is child's play. I have an extremely bad memory though so only this section works for me.
*The last few acronyms may seem long but I find, for me, shorter acronyms don't work. Sure typing LTD (Like to Do) would work if I remember what it means and I'm organizing an outline but when my mind is swamped or dead - whole thing falls apart. It's like I'm trying to memorize a template.