Thank you - this was PERFECT right now.
This thread is exactly what I am looking for. Thank you so much, Seraphim, for bringing it up!
And thank you, OogieM, for your answers. I'm not a farmer, I'm a singer-songwriter. But I also knit and run a vacation rental and have kids and dogs and run my own record company and do environmental activism, etc. etc. Both your daily lives and number of items sounds *exactly* like mine but more so, and so does your degree of overwhelm. (I have 496 projects at the moment, so, OogieM, you've got me beat with twice as many!
I had David Allen himself tell me he'd never heard of anyone with so many projects. But honestly, I can look around my kitchen right now and see 10 things that could be projects (and I'd put them on someday/maybe because I don't want to do them right now). Isn't one of his suggestions to walk around your house with a recorder and get every possible project off your mind onto your list?
There seems to be a disconnect between the "mind like water" idea of getting every single thing over two or three steps onto a project list and the goal of having a manageable number of projects to review.
So I am very intrigued by the seasonal review you suggest. Anything that gives me a concrete structure to regularly review and confidently ignore many of my projects. I'm going to give it a try.
Also, as far as contexts go, I found this really interesting.
I have adapted it to my use.
This thread is a lifesaver. Thank you!
P.S. I also use (and like) Omnifocus. I find the iPad version best for review, the iPhone version best for checking throughout my day, and the desktop version best for when I process my email inbox because I can "command option O" and instantly throw the email into my omnifocus inbox.
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