Reworking to Getting Things Done/Next Action List Too Long

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[edit] Symptom

The next action list for your @home context is 200 tasks. None are blocked on other tasks, but it seems overwhelming. You have a bunch of projects on the go; career planning, child proofing your house (with some urgency to it), landscaping before winter, etc.

[edit] Solution

  • Move some of those items to Someday. Realistically, you aren't going to do 200 items @Home this week. Decide early which items can be reconsidered as candidates at your next weekly review. (i.e. Someday = awaiting personal bandwidth)
  • Weed out anything that's not a legitimate next action. (projects, wishful thinking, brainstorms, someone else's problem, etc.)

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