GTD Context Cheat Sheet

Remember these are just suggestions, a starting point for choosing the contexts that make sense for your system.

Places

Where do you need to go?

  • @home
  • @work
  • @errands
  • @church
  • @library
  • @anywhere

Things

What tool, equipment, or resource do you need?

  • @computer
  • @phone
  • @online
  • @scanner

People

Who do you need to talk to?

  • @Nicole
  • @Jerry
  • @Jennifer
  • etc…

Modes

What similar tasks could you group together?

  • @study
  • @read
  • @review
  • @email
  • @calls

Temporal Contexts

The most important decision you’ll make about a task is when you’re going to do it. Until then, the resource, person, or location isn’t important.

Days

  • @today
  • @tomorrow

Weeks

  • @thisweek
  • @nextweek

Months

  • @thismonth
  • @nextmonth
  • @january
  • @february
  • @march
  • @april
  • @may
  • @june
  • @july
  • @august
  • @september
  • @october
  • @november
  • @december

Quarters

  • @thisquarter
  • @nextquarter
  • @q1
  • @q2
  • @q3
  • @q4

Years

  • @thisyear
  • @nextyear
  • @2019
  • @2020
  • @2021
  • etc…