Not the person you are responding to but yes, contexts have made huge difference and I can see how it has worked years later. I work on projects that can span months, years, decades and in some cases even multiple lifetimes. When you are trying to organize, document and improve something where you won't live long enough to see the final results you need a clear roadmap for what you CAN get done when and where you are with the tools available.
Originally Posted by supergtdman
I did just add a bunch of contexts to my system, to separate out @computer by application because they were getting lost in my @computer structure. Now when I am in the sheep registry database I can deal with all the issues I have to fix in it at once. When I am working on my Android program I have all the tasks I have to do in one place so I can power through them. When I am working in Lightroom I have not only my hobby scrapbook tasks but also my work for creating ads and some scanning I need to do for the historical society. Why waste time firing up this program or that one or flipping between them when I can be more efficient by starting a program, getting all the things I need to do there done and then move on?
I just finished my weekly review. It took a total elapsed time of 1.5 hours spread out over the last 3 days due to lambing. Review is where I make sure I have clear next actions for the projects I can or wish or need to work on. But for me right now, my life is ruled by work as it appears, not pre-defined work. When a ewe is lambing and needs assistance I must deal with that right then. GTS lets me be in the present to assist the delivery knowing that everything else I need to do is captured somewhere so I won't forget or lose it and I can deal with those things when it's appropriate.
Remember the 3 fold nature of work. Work that is predefined but not scheduled (your context lists) Work as it appears (sheep happens) and Work that is scheduled (a meeting or dentist apt)
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