I find few problems in this approach.
Originally Posted by Oogiem
First I think the main benefit of maintaining a list of nearest next physical action by context is that If you are in that context you can pick it up and do it straight away. The way you described one could put "Work on project XYZ (details in project support materials)" and have the same situation.
Second, If there are multiple approaches at problem the one devised in the past may not feel right when finally getting to work at it. And if it does not feel right it is hard to expect to follow it with great energy.
Third, In many cases thinking about how to do the task is most of the work, so when I would have time for detailed planning I could do the task right away.