Off the Wagon, perhaps a non-issue?
I've been thinking about the issues around GTD, and mostly about when you are off the GTD wagon, wandering aimlessly out in the fields without a map and compass. It came to me that it might be a natural defense mechanism that is kicking in, that is saying: What would you do if all your current tools and technology vanished?
We know that technology and tools can suddenly fail, and thus my theory is that there is a subconscious part of us that wants to check out how we work without those tools. That is how I see it when I am not using the GTD strategies. A part from the time it takes to really have a full system implemented and creating the habits around that, I think the subconscious is always trying to figure out if we have the skills to deal with worst case scenarios.
Thinking about it that way put my mind at ease when falling off the wagon, and thus I just see it as a phase (which I find okay, but annoying after a week or so and then jump back on).
Perfection is continuous improvement of life quality.