I've been reading a number of old messagethreads at this forum, and am very appreciative to have access to them.
One of the most startling things I read was in an old posting by Jason wherein he mentions that he currently had 80 projects and 100 next actions.
This was a relief to read, as too, was the mention made in the GTD book that most First Mind Dumps take anywhere from 10-15 hours to complete.
As a newbie to GTD, I've had no basis of comparison about such things, and consequently I thought that maybe I had way too many projects and maybe that meant that I was missing some essential process in GTD.
What I'm currently most perplexed about is WHAT to do with all of those recurring chores.... e.g., how MANY times in the last year (much less the past few decades) have I realized or recalled that we need, for instance, MILK or bananas or some staple, and then taken time to write it down?
I am amazed at the HUGE amount of time/energy something so utterly inconquential in one sense -- and yet necessary in another, has taken from the days of my life.
I'm not sure if Allen's GTD book confronts the merry-go-round of such recurring 'junque,' or not.
I'm not even sure if someone out there on the Net has already got a solution for grocery staples, so that this no longer preoccupies so many seconds of one's consciousness, again & again & again... and yet again, ad infinitum....