I'm a little confused about when to make an action a next action and what to do with it if its not a NA. I'm a graduate student and I manage two research facilities, so sometimes the executive-oriented GTD methods need to be translated to my work. Heres the question:
If I'm going through meeting notes and come up with two tasks that need to get done on a project that can be down right now. Fore example, if my project is "Prepare for this weeks Lab fieldtrip," I need to email the manage or the facility we're visiting with a head count, etc, and draft data sheets for the students to use during lab. Lets assume both jobs take more than 2 minutes and both fall under the @computer context. Each action can be done without the other and each have the same discreet due date (before lab). Do each of these items get added to my next actions list? Or do I pick 1 next action and put the other in my project support information or on my waiting list? I don't want to clutter my NA lists, but want to give myself every option. This happens alot, each of my projects (many of them research studies) could easily get 3 or 4 actionable items that can be done now.