The idea of assigning priorities and sorting by them and all that is repulsive to me, personally, because I know that it's a trap, for me. I start optimizing and creating all kinds of "useful" flags and tags and so on. It becomes a bottomless pit that I must avoid. But if it works for you, great!I think David Allen explicitly discourages sorting the items within an action list by priority, on the grounds that priorities are always changing. I don't agree with that.
I'm thinking I may start a context list for @low-energy where I can put things I can accomplish when I'm not feeling so good. That way, I can get something accomplished (even if small), rather than mindlessly web surfing or wasting time in some other way. Thanks for the thought.When I put items on an action list, I grade them by ... amount of time/energy they'll take.
I haven't had time to read that whole thread, but a quick glance sparked my interest. I will definitely take a closer look. Thanks!!I find my powers-of-2 system is great for reducing overwhelm. See my description of it on the thread "Is GTD scalable for someone with ADHD?" http://www.davidco.com/forum/showthr...eone-with-ADHD
That's basically the same advice that I found when reading Making It All Work. David Allen gives the example of a client who generated all kinds of ideas and subconsciously felt the need to follow up on each one. Once he learned to put those ideas onto a separate someday/maybe list, his sense of overwhelm decreased tremendously. (p. 122)However, I don't think it's a good idea to normally just put everything into action lists if many of them are going to be moved to Someday/Maybe on the next weekly review. In other words: for you, it might not be a good idea to put things immediately onto actions lists. You could put them immediately onto Someday/Maybe (except for a few very urgent ones), then move some onto action lists at the next weekly review.
Thanks again for your helpful ideas!