GTD may bring great benefits to your wellbeing, but it may not work for everyone. Even if you decide that "full GTD" is not for you, try out at least some of the ideas presented by GTD. These 6 ideas may help you build a better system of your own.
We're so used to the usual format for a to-do list that we rarely stop to think if it actually works for us. Maybe something a bit different would work better. Try to experiment and find new formats for your tasks, keep what works (or at least doesn't get in your way), and lose the rest. Here's a bunch of ideas to try out!
The main point of the brain dump is to write things down without thinking about them (too much). The next step is where you start thinking and organizing and categorizing and prioritizing. That's what gets you a good to-do list - and a good to-do list is invaluable for actually achieving your goals!