So here is my abbreviatyed story:
My life was out of control and I didn't know where to turn. I read the GTD book in spurts (I have not read it from beginning to end but I got what I thought was the basics). I started working on getting things simplified for me and it is beginning to work (for the most part).
Here is my dilemma. I work on numerous projects. I keep the information in various folders that I keep in my pendafile folders drawer. The folders are @Waiting, @Next Action, @Projects. Very simple. But my @Waiting file is getting huge and I feel like I have to go through each of them every single day. So I feel like I am getting somethings under control but I am overwhelmed by my pile of work.
Any suggestions? Should I start over and read the GTD book from beginning to end? Is the GTD add-in for Outlook worh it (I used the demo and it didn't seem worth the $$). What about managing my notes and emails related to projects? I would appreciate any advice from someone else that struggled in the beginning but got things under control. Thx!