Not a inbox, and no more processing
As I worte in my OP, I don't mean to split processing. The items I plan to put in that tray are to be done, not to be processed (In the GTD terms).
Originally Posted by cwoodgold
I have a routine of actions pertaining to the items involved, but it takes more than 2 minutes to do.
I think DA hints about this, but only regarding items of common next action, like making a call-back to clients, etc.
It is a "Doing" tray, and not yet another inbox
Originally Posted by Suelin23
I think a critical condition for the success of this idea is to be careful not to mix in anything who's 'processing' (In the GTD meaning of it), was not done yet. If a budget item is to be paid by calling and using your credit card, then the next action is obvious. If it is an invoice you have to feed into a system, and then send somebody- and you have a definite set of actions you always do with these invoices - then - I suggest - you could route them directly into this special tray - which I think can serve as a context - and you'll do whatever needs to be done with them- ASAP - against anything else you have to do.
The benefit is that you will not be making processing your inbox too long a task on one hand, and not bothering to make files and list those items as projects on the other hand.
One of the basic concepts of GTD as I understand it is - 'Donít make an item be a reminder of the doing it symbols' - because you will have to rethink what it means again and again (every time you see it). But I suggest (And I think DA also mentions it somewhere) that items you deal with according to a specific routine over and over again - CAN serve as such a reminder, because the thinking is done and known already, not less than just reading it off a list.