Hi, I have read David's first book cover to cover four times, set aside time and cleaned out the files, and the mind. I am now the proud owner of a clean desk, nice files, that I can find, and a set of project files, and a list of Next actions.
I am on a paper based version of GTD, and follow the @contexts set out by David, as a starting point. My problem is that a next action may or may not relate to a project.
For instance, emailing someone with information maybe part of a larger project. Once I have emailed that person, I put them on the @waiting for a response, and a note in my calendar to contact them if I haven't heard by an arbitrary date. My brain will not let it go, as there are other actions for that project that I need to undertake. So I add three or four or five next actions for that project, and before long, I am organising lists of NA's and project and spending more time trying to determine where an NA starts and a project finsihes.
On top of that are the one off NA's that are not project related, simply tasks to be done, such as call Brother about airshow tickets. Any assistance gratefully accepted as I appear to have lost the fundamental idea of GTD. I am sure the potential is there but I seem to have lost it somewhere