I found that if I put "brainstorm X" on the list it never got done. I had to allocate enough time to really truly process my items when I did them. For some of them it takes me 15 plus minutes to even decide on the next actions. Putting it off does not work for me at all. I do better leaving stuff in the inbox if I run out of processing time. I have to be sure that I am fully processing what I do take out. As I am getting more practice I can make the next action decisions faster but it still takes a long time for some things.
Originally Posted by Cpu_Modern
I've had things that took a good half an hour to even decide whether it was actionable by me. The whole section on determining the successful outcome part can take a long time too for some inbox things.
I'm finding now that I spend on average an hour or more a day processing the inputs I create and at least once a week I have to take another hour to do the things that got stuck in the inbox because I wasn't sure whether I had to do anything or not.
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