Thank you for your reply! I'll have to re-read the book. I am unclear on what defines a "project" as David Allen makes his own definition, only it's pretty vague: "anything that takes more than one step." But what is a "step" in his view, a two-minute task? I can break down almost anything into steps, including answering an email (1. Open email, 2. read it, 3. write a reply, 4. spellcheck and review your reply, etc.). So is a Project anything that takes more than 2 minutes? If so, then, yes, many of my Next Actions are indeed projects.
A lot of my Next Actions are recurring actions (set in Outlook to generate the same task for the next day after I mark it complete). For example, one of my Next Actions is "Process at least one paper from my In-Box. By they way, the In-Box is still about two feet tall, literally. If I do process one paper, the Next Action is regenerated to the next day. I think that's one reason I feel like I'm not accomplishing anything. It's like that every receeding corridor in Poltergheist the movie. No matter how fast you run down it, the end keeps stretching away from you.
But again, thank you, all of you guys, for the suggestions and support.
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