Process items in a separated steps vs process them when you decide to deal with it?
One thing that makes GTD different from the rest worlds is that you process items before you deal with them.That sometimes put me in frustration. First off, I don't really have the mood to think it through before I really get to it. Second, it gives me a clear goal, context, and fresh memory when I figure out what it is right before I do it. and then I just do it in a continuous way, which keep me good in terms of why I am doing it.
Capture that mood in your NA
Figuring out and then being able to start right away with working on something is an approach that works great... if your work does come to you in a serial type of way and you don't get anything new unless the old has been finished. Unfortunately that is rarely (I should probably say "never") the case. If you have, let's say, 10 new e-mails and you start working on the project the first one is related to (after figuring out goals, outcome, ...) then "who knows what's in the other nine"? Maybe there's something in there that's much more urgent.
Originally Posted by AlexanderChow
Suggestion: try to capture that positive flow of being "in" a project, having clear goals and fresh memory by defining good worded NA's on your lists that get you back in the same mood and spirit once you actually will be working on them.