How I made a choice what to do today
Last week I understood I didn't feel satisfaction when checking off Next Actions from my @action list. I enjoy doing something only when I can concentrate on the most important project in the moment and work till some point where I can't go further (have to wait for any additional information or reached time limit). That way I see how my project moves forward, advances.
The day started. I had to make a choice. Though my @Action list is current and updated I always have a feeling that there're could be more important actions I can do for any given project. So I decided to go to the Projects list . I scaned it to find the most important project, opened it, opened the project support materials and started dumbing and planning along with doing. That was better then making a choice based on Next Actions and Contexts. I knew that I was doing the most important project and to move it forward I had to do all I could not looking at contexts (if I needed to change it I was easlily changing it), time, energy or priority.
When I came to some point in the project where I couldn't move further (waiting for) I had to choose the next project to act on. When I was already somewhere in the middle of my Projects list (for today it has 25 projects without SM'd projects) I started to forget which projects were already moved ahead today and which not I went to my @Actions lists to find Next Actions belonging to the Projects I was doing to find out the point where I stoped.
It's really useful to have Next Actions in place to move other projects in smaller steps also or have a bookmark for the most important projects I worked on. Though It's really difficult to control that each project has the most current bookmark (Next Action) parked on the @Action lists. But I really liked to work from my Projects list.
Do you work from your Projects list? Any advices?