I was wondering if calendaring time for all of my projects might not be a bad idea. In other words, during the work week I would schedule between 30 and 60 minutes of calendar time for each project. In the evenings and on the weekends, I would do the same for my home projects. This means that I need to keep my total number of active projects down to a reasonable number so as to allow for ample “free” time but it would seem to keep each project very much alive.
I would expect to continue to define next actions for those times when I am free and want to progress any given project. However, I find that without the hard confines of the calendar my day can get away from me and those projects that repel me never do get the attention they deserve. Also, I have found that by simply going with next actions my projects take a considerable amount of time to complete. With a long project list it might be a while before you get back to the one you just finished an action on, especially if you are trying to incrementally move them all forward.
Any thoughts on this approach?