The GTD method includes categorising next actions by context. But to what extent does anyone out there actively manage his or her contexts?
For example, if I have next actions for my home computer, I should actively plan a session at my home computer, or they will never get done.
If I have a list of next actions for “on the road”, and I have no road trips planned in the near future, I may have to deliberately make a trip or two to get them done.
I know that a lot of our contexts come by as a matter of course, but I think the above examples address the fear that some people have that GTD is a reactive system, and that unless the contexts actually show up, we will never get around to doing the things on our lists.
(I think this may tie in with Longstreet’s post under “Too many next actions”).