I discovered Leo Batauta Zen to done blog in January 2012.
I started to implement ZTD as my productivity method just few weeks after.
The main changes in my personnal organisation since then are :
Create a daily routine !
Take the habbit to create habbits and stick to them.
This is a very powerfull skill that we all should learn ! Leo’s approach is very pragmatic, concrete, and it works ! (at least for me…)
For example , I’ve setup the habbit to run 3 times per week, the habbits to keep my email inbox at 0
Every day, 3 MITs
Every single day I define the 3 (3, not 4 or 5!) MITs (Most Important Things) that I commit to do for this day.
This is really a very simple but VERY powerfull habit.
It helps me to feel under control and achieve most important things, so it’s helps me to be more productive.
Simplify, simplify, simplify
I’m an engineer, I like complicated and elaborated things. But based on Leo’s advices, I’m now in a ‘simplify’ as much as possible approach.
For example, my action management tool has been simplified drastically. I went from an elaborated GTD oriented system with maybe 150 actions into it in 20 different lists, to a simple system with 3 lists and around 30 actions into it.
So yes, I’m very happy about it.
If you’re looking for a good productivity ;ethod, I highly recommend you to have a look at it.