I think this comes from not trusting your system. That's completely normal when new to GTD. Your sub-consciousness has to re-learn. In the past there was the need to have yellow stickies on your eyes to not overlook the looming deadlines. That is learned behaviour. Only after having made the experience that a trusted system really, really and I mean for real, does remind you at the right moment of what possibly are the best engagements for you in the moment of choice, again and again... your sub-consciousness will loosen the grip and relax. Then you are a step further towards mind like water, a little bit healthier. And then the sick attachment to tags/sub-projects/deadlines goes away.
Originally Posted by bishblaize