Could GTD lead to depression?
I noticed that with GTD my work pattern changed. I used to stay longer on a task. Don't know if I managed to close more or less projects at that time. When I started to use GTD I started to work with Next Actions. Naturally each Next Action became shorter and shorter after some years of GTD. And now I have mainly small next actions: 2 minutes call, 3 minutes email, 15 minutes book chapter read etc. That allowed me to reach for the results for many projects simultaneously.
Recently I've read a book about our brain that stated that the brain "likes" to work for longer periods of time on one task (aka Project in terms of GTD) then to quickly switch from task to task. That quick switching leads to depression.
Did you mention that your next action became smaller with years of GTD? Did it ever cause any depression syndromes?
Reading books containing strange assertions may cause depression.
In my case reading books containing strange assertions may cause depression.
Originally Posted by Borisoff