What is GTD

Getting Things Done: A productivity method for all areas of life

No support with prioritization: In Getting Things Done, priorities play a subordinate role. The system primarily ensures that nothing is forgotten and that free time is used efficiently. However, if you want to make sure that you are setting the right priorities, you also have to use other techniques - for example the Eisenhower matrix.

No weekly or daily organization: Getting Things Done also does not offer optimized weekly or daily planning. If you have difficulties defining goals, determining the next steps and organizing your daily routine effectively, the GTD methodology is of little help. For example, the ALPEN method is more suitable for daily planning.

Complex system: Getting Things Done cannot be understood in five minutes and cannot be implemented in an afternoon. But if you want to use the system profitably, you have to understand the details and apply it consistently. All or nothing. For example, if you skip the weekly reviews or don't deal with splitting the task lists into context lists, you curtail your own success.

(Too) many changes in habits: Anyone who engages in the GTD method is faced with the challenge of having to change numerous habits in a short period of time. Regularly emptying the in-baskets is compulsory, looking through the project and waiting-for lists must be planned in, and keeping context lists must first be trained.

This is the main point of criticism of Getting Things Done: With these numerous changes, the user would be overwhelmed. If you find it difficult to establish new habits, you should possibly look for a different organizational technique that better suits your personality.