Let's see if I've got this right then...
I'm new to GTD and have just read the book and browsed the forums. I agree with much of what Allen teaches, but I'm not quite sure how practical his system really is.. perhaps I don't quite get it yet?
From what I understood, a typical GTD-style day would revolve around getting through hard-edged items and completing anything which has to be done that day before working through your action lists to get active projects and commitments moving forward as well as other smaller tasks.
However, what I don't find clear is how you work through your action lists. I understand Allen's suggestion for determining where to start off with your action lists but to me it seems this system is only effective at moving lots of small projects and commitments forward, while the larger (and usually higher-priority!) projects lag behind due to a lack of sufficient and focused attention -- some projects require you to spend hours (whether at one time or on a regularly basis) or even days on just that one project. How does the GTD system deal with this?
Perhaps I missed it during my first read, but I don't remember any mention of incorporating routine tasks somehow to ensure that the "big rocks" are in place and get done. Are we suggested to schedule appointments with ourselves to focus on selected projects during our daily review procedure?
Thanks in advance.