Well, I was a little disappointed with Merlin’s latest addition to the Getting Back to GTD series, not because it’s not a good article, but because it delves into a problem that I haven’t really experienced: Context Overload. I personally have only had at most, three or four context lists going at any one time, so subdividing my Next Actions into 30 or 40 context lists has not ever really been a problem for me. I’m still stuck on the “actually creating the context lists to begin with” problem. (Edited to add: a little bit of patting myself on the back–this is the second week in a row that I’ve started off Monday morning by doing a mind sweep and weekly review at Hob Knobb.)
So in lieu of that, I found a really excellent related article on the To Do Institute’s site. To Do Institute article on the Stress of Not Getting Things Done. It’s brief, and not exactly mindblowingly new information, but sometimes you just need to be reminded of that which you already know, KWIM?
While you’re there, if you’ve not dug into the Japanese-based therapy form known as Constructive Living, take a few minutes to poke around the rest of the site. It has a lot in common with GTD, but it takes a more overtly spiritual and therapeutic approach. Think of it as GTD for spirituality geeks. 😉