That risk certainly might exist if you have no safeguards to forestall it.
Originally Posted by bcmyers2112
The philosophy I use is:
1. keep them within the same list, such that they always shop up when filtering for certain contexts, energy types etc
2. tag them carefully (never put anything there unless it has sufficient tags to be found by ad hoc filtering )
3. keep reviewing them at regular intervals, only more seldom. For example, I review my low priority Next during my weekly review only.
4. move them up to normal or high if you see a reason to (at the weekly review)
The whole point of this is that these tasks really are no problem in any way at all; they are just things that you are certainly going to do; no second thoughts or anything; perfectly willing to do them anytime; just that they are nothing you are going to go out of your way to get done. You will do them when the right opportunity comes along. I have plenty of those. It works beautifully for me.
But I have heard people who hide them away on a different list, and then forget to check there. That sounds dangerous. I believe it is truly key that they sit on the same list, such that you automatically see them whenever you filter for errands or low energy tasks or whatever.