project spawning too many next actions?
As I try to apply the GTD system I end up putting too much on my plate in next actions. From the book I understand that for a project I should identify the next action needed to carry it along. After the NA is completed I add another one until the project is done, and if I drop the ball and don't schedule more NA's my weekly review will catch the partially finished project.
The problem I have when I try to actually do this is each project spawns multiple parallel NAs, and I end up feeling overwhelmed with all the NAs. For example suppose I want a summer garden. Once I know what I want to plant I should loosen the soil, buy a hose, buy some plants, start some seeds, get some articles on using seasonal produce. So one small project led to 5 NAs, and many of the projects I want to do are like that.
Is this just the way it is? Or is there something you can suggest on how to keep my NA lists from growing so big they feel overwhelming?