1. My daily routine starts with looking at my whole list of projects on my paper to-do list and then writing the most urgent tasks on a small sticky note. This allows me to focus on the 4-8 things I want to accomplish that day. The small size of the sticky note limits me from trying to put too much on my plate for one day.
2. As I complete each item I simply cross it off. If items don’t get completed that day, they carry over to the next day’s sticky.
And that’s the extent of my GTD system. It’s not complicated or innovative, but it allows me to get stuff done without worrying about another app. My situation is probably a little different than most people since I handle most things myself and don’t need to manage a large team of people. I’m certainly not advocating this to be the best way for everyone to manage their tasks, but wanted to share what works best for me.