I'm still fairly new to GTD, been working on it for about 2 months or so now, and must say, I'm loving the flexibility its given me. I know there are areas I need to work on, but I feel like its working.
Now, this isn't to say I haven't had troubles at times. With the Easter long weekend throwing me a curveball, and people taking vacation (thus my workload increasing exponentially), I have to admit I fell off the bandwagon. A weekly review got missed, the mind like water started to look a little more like mind like the North Atlantic in midwinter, and I could feel my stress level rising and my energy level dropping.
I was able to recognize the problem, and thus take steps to correct it. The big cause was that I wasn't sure what was in the entire system. Sure, I knew what was going on with some of my NA lists, but my project lists, waiting fors, and others were somewhat forgotten.
The cure? Well, for me it was make sure I did a weekly review. Sure, I ended up sticking around the office for an extra hour on a beautiful Friday afternoon, but the payoff was that I went into my weekend, and was actually able to step back from the worries.
So, I know that I wasn't some huge case of totally falling off the boat and drowning, but at the same time, it got me to thinking about how easy it could be to fall out of the habits that make this work, and what other people have done to get themselves back on it. So from that I just wanted to see if anyone has had similar experiences, and tips that they might have for someone facing this kind of situation.