Step 17 to GTD Mastery is: I have a weekly review scheduled for each week.
I have a reminder set up on my cell phone for 7:00 AM on Sundays. My family is still sleeping so I’m able to perform the weekly review free of distractions.
Ricky Spears posted a must-read article on “Why We Resist the Weekly Review and Plan (and What You Can Do About It)”. At the top of the list: it’s not on our calendar. When I first started GTD, I brushed aside my weekly review almost every week because I didn’t actually set an appointment with myself.
The next step was actually creating a list of what I wanted to do in my weekly review (next actions). gtdfrk’s weekly review checklist provided an excellent starting block. I customized it to fit my system and life.
You can read my favourite posts on weekly reviews at my del.icio.us page. It covers posts on personal development-oriented weekly reviews as well as the literal GTD weekly review.
For anyone still feeling intimidated by the weekly review, I’m going to finish off with a quote from Ricky,
The only wrong weekly review is no weekly review at all.