Your descriptions are so very clear and vivid and easy to understand!
May I ask (a bit off-topic for this thread, but not for GTD): How do you manage to keep a clear head concerning which of all these projects are related to which, and will need to have their timers tuned when there is a delay somewhere? Does your software (Omnifocus) have features for linking projects (making them relative to each other in some way), or does it all come down to keeping all this in your head or documented in checklists etc?
I understand Omnifocus is probably the best software around. Unfortunately, I have not been able to try it, because I use Windows, so I have been using apps like Nirvana, Doit, Toodledo, RTM and several others. I started with Outlook about 15 years ago. These usually have a start date and a due date, but no review date.
The way I understand it, the vast majority of the actions you are referring to would be ticklers (using the start date), so those I could manage even with software that does not have a separate review timer.
For those reviews that aren't anywhere close to being ticklers, though, just regular "interval reviews", unrelated to everything around you, do you still use individual timers for each project, or do you use a "review interval classification" approach more like mine, where I have applied a tag (or priority etc) to everything, and just use recurring ticklers as a general prompt to review certain "classes" of items, which I then go and look for in my lists?
I imagine, if you have a review timer in your software, then maybe you find it easier and more consistent (similar principle) to set up a timer for those "interval reviews" as well than it would be to apply a classification tag etc, or do you use both methods in parallel, for different kinds of things?
I like the discussion here - very well focused around methodology and GTD. And thanks again for the explanations.
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