It seems a long time coming, but classes finally begin today. I was thinking last night about where I am with my GTD system. I’ve decided it needs some work. I really want to feel like nothing’s falling through the cracks. I still often feel like I’m rushing around, putting out fires rather than focusing on what’s most important. With my email box largely under control, I need to tackle my physical inbox and I need to review all my projects. The challenge in doing this today will be obvious. The first day of classes is generally pretty busy. Can I function in a “normal” mode today and keep some perspective? We’ll see. One thing that complicates my ability to be zen about busy times of year is the attitude of those around me. Very few people just take things in stride. They all run around like chickens with their heads cut off. This creates a panicked atmosphere in which it’s hard to remain calm. But I’m going to try. I’ll let you know how it goes.