Thank you to everyone. This sounds like it will simplify my system quite a bit and I'm looking forward to implementing it. [QUOTE=Barb;54242]Pare down the number of lists that you have. I think jumping around on too many lists just adds to your stress.
Have ONLY the next actions that you plan to complete in a period of time before your next weekly review on the list. Dump EVERYTHING else into Someday/Maybe or perhaps create a list called "pending". Don't even look at that list until your next weekly review. KEY to this is that you DO a weekly review, or stuff will get lost.
My weekly review is a discipline that I look forward to each week. I am finding that there is some peace of mind that comes not only from finding all the next actions and projects that I forgot to check off, but also from remembering, "Oh, yeah, I need to add this . . . "
Thanks so much for your help. I'll post back in a few days and let you know how the shorter next actions list and longer someday/maybe list works.