My Read-Review folder and "sorting my actions, projects and M-Ses" causes stuckness.
First off, organization, choosing to eliminate, trash, delete, archive, etc. your actual actions is meta-cognition and meta-organizational management. David Allens's yes/no system works great for sorting pieces of paper, various notes, etc. but I get stuck when it comes to organizing the 200+ next actions, projects, and maybe-someday ideas. How do I eliminate some of those? Certainly many are useless, but many are also vital. I guess I could prioritize them all but its frustrating to label and organize stuff I'll potentially trash.
Read-Review folder causes incredible stuckness b/c it leads to endless amounts of more next actions. Reading something becomes a complex and overwhelming project because I wnat to highlight, take notes, process those notes, then possibly, integrate those notes or quotes into some kind of publishable article or blog So each read-review item/ article is really a 6-7 step project in itself depending if I want to properly and thoroughly utilize the information. So I basically don't touch my ever-growing stack of read-review material because it just seems like mounds of endless work and not enjoyable.
You have to makea deletables projects, and do completley NEW areas of responsponsibility, it's too complex with the labels and responsibiltiy areas, emphasize one, maybe use an other for other ideas.
Read-Review, make a "take notes and process after having read" bin. That's where you'll go through and extract all notes taken from bins.
Here's the bins you'll need for read-review
1. Skim -- Skim, M-S, highly trivial reading
2. Close Read High likelihood, near 100% of finding something valualbe and will almost certainly highlight
3. AR-Computerize. AR-Read: Process the highlights. -----> Notes on computer
4. AR-Read: No highlights -------> AR-Read Box
5. AR-Read AR-Processed Highlights -----> Reference