At this moment, I am in a position where I have no pressing issues at all. I have no fires that need to be put out, I have nothing that anyone is expecting from me and I have nothing that truly needs to be done.
HOWEVER, I have about 40 @Waiting Fors from other people. This drives me insane! I only take a little while to get back to these people and fire right back on emails, phone calls, etc, but it takes them FOREVER to get back to me. I constantly find myself just sitting here twiddling my thumbs and surfing this forum to get EVEN MORE into GTD, when I can't even get started because of my coworkers! It's unnerving!
I am generally a productive person so just sitting here at work, reading some RSS feeds and clicking around on this forum, drives me crazy and makes the time go by VERY slow. I hate to constantly be asking them to get back to me because I feel that will cause hard feelings, but whenever I can't get any work done because of other people, it drives me CRAZY!
This was more of a rant than anything, but I will propose it as a question. How does everyone else deal with this? Do you have a consistent pattern where you ask for an update on the issue? Do you put in a Deferred task to remind you to get back with them on a specific day? I might start creating reminders in my GTD Add-in with Outlook and simply emailing them a few days after I put in the @Waiting For instead of just following up at every weekly review.
Am I the only one here?