The clear thinking and extended responses of some writers on this board have helped me to realize I have been filling my Active Projects list much too indiscriminatly. I have been including as an active project any project that reflects an intent or a wish or an obligation or a responsibility (as well as the things I am committed to), even if I am not really working on it actively. Then these become "shoulds" hanging over my head. Meanwhile, SDMB has been populated only with far out possibilities and day dreams. So with my Active Projects List containing more than I can do or am willing to do, I have just been upset by my lists and really befuddled about what action list to work from. But, I just don't know what to do with Projects that are not SDMB but at the same time, I probably can't work on them this week and I don't really know when I can. I feel a need to have such projects in my Active List so that I do remember to review them, or at the very least work on defining them better, and to have next actions listed just in case I happen to be in a context in which I can easily do an action on them. So, my question is what guidelines can I give myself so that my project list is more in line with the binary classification, Active or SDMB, and yet not lose sight of projects I am not working on in the immediate week?