I just discovered an important distinction from reading through many posts here on the forum and wanted to ask a few questions.
Many helpful posters on this forum have suggested that your PROJECTS list should only contain the PROJECTS you're planning on moving forward this week, and your NEXT ACTIONS list should only contain the actions you're planning on doing this week. I never knew this! THank you! This helps me define my work more effectively - I was just adding projects and next actions to a huge list, which made me anxious every time I looked at it (i.e. oh look, now I have 601 things to do instead of 600).
So do all other projects and next actions that I'm not planning to complete within the week go on SOMEDAY/MAYBE? How do you handle projects and N/As that you can't get to this week but want to do next week or the week after? Do you just stick them in SOMEDAY/MAYBE and deal with it at the weekly review, or do you put it on your calendar?
I have many clients and projects that need to be done "as soon as possible" but I get to decide when that is. At some point, however, the project seems to be "overdue" as I've had the Project undone for a month or two. How do I move these forward if there's no real deadline?
Also, in general, how many projects/next actions do people try to do per day? I know it varies immensely depending on the type of work but I tend to think I can do way more in a day than I do, and I always end up feeling like a loser at the end of the day.