I have a working system for getting things done. It wasn’t always that way.
Years ago, going back to work after three years at home with a baby/toddler, I was overwhelmed.
I am widely thought of as an organised person, but being a working parent meant I needed to up my game. I started out with complex task lists in the systems that come bundled with Windows, and added similarly complex calendars that linked to my email and was still swamped (and spending a lot of time just maintaining the lists).
I went looking for help and Google found me Bill Westerman and his GSD system.
He says of his system:
I wrote it up and gave it a name: “Getting Sh-t Done”, or GSD. It’s quick, it’s dirty, and it doesn’t require a lot of preparation, special materials, or rigorous thinking.