I think there's a bit of a misunderstanding here, because work = job and work = things to do. Its completely inappropriate to do my personal hobbies in the time im paid to do my job - but its completely appropriate to approach your personal life with the same focus, organisation and drive that you bring to your job.
Originally Posted by Chulkova
GTD was borne out of David Allen's long years on the road, so he has no natural differentiation between job and non-job on a daily basis. if you're on the road 250 days a year, you cant consider that all as your job 24 hours a day, or you'd keel over aged 45. You have to have a way of balancing job and non-job. So GTD was borne from that mindset.
For me however the 9 to 5 thing gives me a natural set of boundaries to perform the different roles within. Im paid to do the things on my JD from 9 to 5, so I do those in the hours Iv agreed with my employer.Then when I get home I do the tasks associated with another role, that of husband/friend/hobbyist/etc.
The issue is not whether you should blur the boundaries - the issue is that lots of people are super organised and focussed at work, then get home, slump in front of the telly and get nothing done because they dont treat their whole life the same way.