I'm having an irritating problem I could use some help with. I've been using GTD in some form for a couple of years now, and I feel good about and trust my system. For a long time after implementation, I felt automatically relaxed after a weekly review, or a periodic mind dump, or even just by reviewing my next actions to make sure I was on top of things, and my baseline stress level was much lower than before. However, lately I seem to be losing that relaxed feeling. I'm no less on top of things than before, I've been doing weekly reviews, I've gone to great lengths to get everything out of my head, but my stress level continues to creep upward. I feel as if there's something I'm missing, although I cannot find any leaks in my system. I am making some changes, like applying to law school and looking for a new job and a few other things, but everything is progressing as it should there so I don't really have a need to get stressed about it yet. It's cut my free time down to zero, but I can live with that for a while. I guess, after that rambling introduction, that my questions are:
How have others on this board handled similar situations?
Are my expectations of GTD to help me get relaxed too high? It always worked before, but doesn't seem to be helping now.
Is it possible that my system, trust it though I may, has gone stale somehow and that's making me constantly afraid I'm missing things?
Thanks in advance for any words of wisdom. I've been scratching my head over this one for a while and am just not coming up with a solution on my own. I figured if anyone would be able to address it, it would be the people on this board.