I have another post outlining my floundering around with processing. I'm going to go curl up with a cup of coffee and try to beat my inbox into into some sense of order But I wanted to post some questions so hopefully I could get some responses and feedback before I desperately need it instead of Staring wide eyed and confused when I get to that part.
If you need the reference and project support material to do work on the project can that become the project folder or at least part of it until the project is completed or are you expected to keep these things seperate?
Next action list- with starting a business there are many projects and many next actions for each project. The NA list though is suppose to contain only the NA not the next 30 actions for a project. This doesn't make sense to me to be bouncing from project to project knocking off only the NA for each one.
Is it antithetical to GTD to visibly link projects to actions, I really feel like I need that focus. Would it make me a pariah to write an action list with the next 5-15 actions and stick it in the physical folder for that project? So that when I wanted to sit down and work on one project I could open it up, and work through the list?
My whole mind rebels at not having my action linked to an outcome, what the reward or result long term for doing it is, and I'm flat out confused at only having one NA for each project, finishing it and not having another NA til I update my NA list and having to hop from project to project as I complete NAs.
If only deadlined actions are suppose to go on your calender what do you do with things that will happen on a date but that you don't need to do anything about? someone's visitting in town, it's good to know when they arrive and leave, and I have things planned with them while they're here but the arrival and departure don't require an action on my part but I'd like to see them on my calender, is it anti GTD to pencil it in so I can see it at a glance? or am I trying to shirk doing daily and weekly reviews? if I have to go over the lists so meticulously daily I'm afraid it's just going to become another nagging worry in my head "do I need to go through the list again?" "what did I miss reading on my lists?" "did I review thoroughly?!?!"
Also, in an ongoing schedule with very few if any hard deadlines is it antiGTD to schedule in blocks of time to work on specific projects or groups of NAs to give structure to the day? I'm floundering through borderless unlandmarked days. My entire life feels like highway hypnosis anymore.
I thank anyone who has the patience to walk me through these basic questions and appreciate any responses.