First of all welcome to the forums! I remember coming in thinking I would only do the 2-week trial and 3 years later I'm still hooked! Such a great community and help from folks here has taken my GTD practice to a whole new level. Hope the same for you as well.
You should keep in mind too that there are both public and GTD Connect member only forums so now that you have access to both there's a wealth of information you can find especially searching in the latter.
I actually am happy to look at my action lists throughout the day. But I'm used to my action lists now so I'm really only looking at the pieces and parts that I need to ... not the entire list. For instance:
1. The actions I really need to get done are tagged with a 'Today' tag so I always look at that list first.
2. I only look at actions I could possibly do given the context I am in.
3. I quickly scan my actions list and mentally filter based on how much time I have until the next meeting, the energy mode I'm in, and then what is priority.
4. I don't worry about whether the list is getting complete or not. Over time, my experience with GTD, is that as long as I make 'do' time in the right contexts ... an amazing amount of stuff just gets done. I really trust that process now.
5. The evening before I scan my lists and plan what contexts I need to be in the next day. If there is a must-do, I make sure I've made the time on my calendar.
So I think what's happening for me that perhaps might be helpful to you is the using of your lists to think through what contexts you need to hit the next day and then just reviewing just the action list(s) related to those contexts, when you're in those contexts.
Hope that helps.
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