how to interact with Action lists on daily basis?
Although I've read about GTD for some time now, I'm a relative novice (and first-time poster here). All my attempts at implementing GTD for myself have been only half-hearted so far, but now I'm trying to go "all in", so to speak.
However I am running into a problem: I find that having all my next actions in lists partitioned by context does not give me peace of mind, and I cannot rely solely only on them.
First, I like to start off each day by having and monitoring a small list of "things I would like to get done TODAY" (because it is the appropriate time to get them done, or there is benefit to doing them sooner, etc). These will be dispersed across a number of contexts / action lists, and thus I find that my efforts for the day are not as focussed this way, as when I have the explicit list in a single spot. Anyone else have this problem? Suggestions on how to adapt?
Second, my impression of action lists split out by context is that, if you are in context A, you work off action list A, which corresponds to that context. This seems to tacitly assume that you have no control over what context you are in, or at least that each of them will get hit sooner or later. But what about when this is not true? E.g., I might have a context for @basement, which mostly will have clean up and re-org tasks, but I might find myself not having any reason to be in that context for a month or more. I suppose this will be noticed during the Weekly Review; is the solution then to then set a goal of "work on @basement" during the Review? How do others handle this?