I would like to ask for some advice and tips with a part of GTD that isn't quite working for me.
When I see an interesting article on the Web or a magazine, here's the steps I go through:
1) Save or print for future use
2) If it's electronic, I make a note in my read/review @LIST
3) If it's print, I still make a note in my read/review @LIST, but I also put a copy in my read/review folder that goes with me to/from work.
I have no problem with making time to read these articles. But where I'm getting stuck is with what happens NEXT. Here's a typical scenario:
This morning, I read through the Slacker@Work Manifesto from ChangeThis. I was very interested in what I read. There were some good nuggets of info to use and some sites to check out.
But what happens next? All too often, I seem to read a great article, get inspired, and then leave it aside to "re-read again" in hopes of finding nuggets for action. The problem is that I never seem to actually do that last step (re-reading).
According to GTD, how would you "use" this article? Would you highlight key takeaways and mark them down in your lists as Next Actions? What? How do I distinguish between what is simply general reference (that I might not even use again) or actionable stuff?
Any suggestions would be more than helpful.