Here's where I am:
I've set aside the time.
I've set up my space
I have all my tools.
I've completed the physical collection process.
I've completed a mind sweep, understanding that more will come up so I have note pads and pens everywhere to collect new things to put in "IN"
I'm sitting down now to process the huge piles of physical stuff.
As I understand it, David recommends touching each item and deciding whether or not something has an action. Assuming it has an action, if it is less than 2 minutes, just do it. Otherwise either delegate or defer. OK, I understand that.
In the book, it sounds like he's recommending NOT creating next action lists yet. Instead, he says "For the moment, go ahead and put post-its on the pieces of paper in "in" with the action written on them" and then put that paper in a Pending stack.
Later, he says to process the pending and sort into actions that go in the calendar, immediate actions into context, waiting for actions and setting up project lists.
Any reason why these two steps shouldn't be combined into one step? In other words, rather than setting up a Pending stack, just immediately go into calendar/action lists/project folders?