Next action problem
I gave some problems on deciding what should I put on my lists next action.
First, many things that I do require many small steps that fit definition of next action. Buy if I only put first step on my list It may be hard to remember what is ultimate goal of this from glance. Moreover often it only makes sense to do a few steps at one sitting.
Second, other things that I do can be approached from different side. So if I put first step of some approach on my list and get back to it next week I do not remember what was my approach to problem, I do not know why should I be doing this action and I would choose another approach to problem that time.
I handle this issues by putting those "things" that are not really next actions on my lists but it causes another problem, that if I'm not at my full energy I tend to concentrate on smaller actions leaving bigger things not done.
I just thought of one potential solution, to keep smaller actions and bigger things on separate lists, so I would know that I should look at big first (If I have time and energy) before considering small and other way round only look at small actions If i have only 5 minutes to fill.
What do you recommend?
Have you faced similar problems?