When you process a huge mound of "stuff" and you discern a next action or project to create, or something that you want to make sure you include in executing a project (piece of information or certain action), do you enter it at that time right into your system (i.e., put it on you Project list, Context lists, SDMB, @LISTS)? Or, do you collect this information by making notes that you enter into your system later? I did a big batch and as I processed I used a single piece of paper with headings for Active Projects, SDMB and the various contexts I use. The only things I did in the moment were calendar entries, address data entries, and other two minute or less jobs. When the single page was pretty full, I entered it all. I think it was more efficient. The downside is if you get interupted you have not really finished the processing cycle on the individual items, also, if you have entered the information already, you may have wasted time writing it. The upside is more time spent processing at processing time and less time hunting through my lists to see if I had it on them already (although I am finding that as I use more uniform headings,I can enter and locate a duplicate faster than I can search to see if I somethingis already on the list.)
With filing, I am finding it useful to file an item immediatly only if it applies to a currently active project but if not, to write on the top right hand edge of item it's heading and put it in my a to z sorter. I am hoping that I can hire an assistant to file those or do that filing when I am not at peak mental energy.
I would love to hear about anything that makes this work easier, faster, or more fun.