Getting things done:The 4-Criteria Model

4-Criteria Model for Choosing Actions in the Moment (Getting Things Done – David Allen)

1. Context : Location, access to enabling resources influence what can and cannot be done in the moment.

2. Time available: The key is when do you have to do something else? You can’t fit a 20-minute task into 5 minutes.

3. Energy available: Starting a task that requires a lot of creative energy when you are challenged to keep your eyes open is not such a good idea.

4. Priority: Given the 3 above, choose the action that gives you the highest returns.