Question About Projects & Actions
My name is Gavin Mountford. I'm fairly new to GTDConnect although I've been an avid GTD'er for the last few years. I'm almost at the point where I have everything down and working smoothly but there are a few tweaks and distinctions I need to make.
My question is this...
We are having a baby in January and have a lot of different items to buy the baby, for example:
Some of the items I know that we are definitely buying and they are single action items. They have a context of 14th Nov Baby Shop so everything is on that context list.
But... some of the things on the list, mainly the ones above have potentially more than one action to buy them.
I need to speak with my wife about if we need the item or if someone else is buying that item for us.
So, I then thought, maybe I should create projects for each of the items with more than one action step. So I have a project label in my Nozbe software called baby and then I have the following projects:
Things to buy for baby (Which is a list of all single step items)
Buy Lamp Shade
Buy Play Gym
And within each of the above projects are 1 or more actions which we need to do before we buy.
Would this be the most effective way to do this, or should I just have them all in one list?
A long post for such a small section of GTD but I feel if I can get the best practice on this then it will make sense a little more for me.
Thanks for your help,
Define one "Purchase all baby supplies" project.
I would follow Kelly's advice and define one "Purchase all baby supplies" project.
Originally Posted by gavinmountford
And for each item to buy I would define a Next Action:
- Buy Blanket @errands
- Buy Toiletries @errands
- Discuss "Buy Towel" @wife
- Discuss "Buy Lamp Shade" @wife
- Buy Play Gym @errands