Plants need replacing is a captured thought. You would write it in your notebook, but then realise this is not a next action, it is really a multi step action, ie a project. If you are going to use a notebook for both capturing ideas and storing next actions for the floor, you need a way to separate them. Eg, put next actions for the floor starting at the back page, capturing ideas from the front page. So if the next action for replacing plants was something you can do on the floor, you can straight away write this on the list at the back of the notebook. If not, then wait till the end of the day when you have the full folder, and write the next actions into the lists in the folder.
Originally Posted by Duckienz
An idea from another post is that you keep a list on paper, and when you've completed a task you rub it out with an eraser and just write in the same spot when you have a new next action. Works ok if you use good quality paper, and stops your list getting cluttered with completed actions.
I am a newbie too although I have listened to many, many hours of podcasts and read/listened to the book many times. Thanks so much for your perspective.
Every time I see this forum subject I think, "that poor horse."
One tip that will help on the paper rewrite (an inevitable reality with paper lists when it's full) is to use one sheet per list. I've seen lots of people try to jam their paper lists on to fewer sheets. I'd actually go the other direction with it, so that you have more space to write, hence less frequent rewrite of new lists when you get to the end.