Capturing Decisions

If you know me, you know I like my lists – specifically outcomes and next actions. I follow the GTD principle that your mind is for having ideas, not holding them.

Recently I had another insight. I was making decisions, but nowhere was I actually writing down what I had decided! This was causing all sorts of unintended stress: what had I decided about this? Why? Am I sure that’s what I really want? Should I change my mind? All that draining “monkey mind” chatter & second guessing that could have been eliminated once the decision solidified.

Now, when I make any relatively important decision, I write down what the decision was, plus a few brief notes on why I made it – and more often than not, a check-up date to see if it needs to be changed.

This list of decisions becomes part of my weekly review.

Where do you capture your decisions?