GTD: changing next actionsΒΆ

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I took a couple of hours yesterday evening to work through a couple of next actions for projects that I wasn't making any progress on. Nice to sit down in your study room, look at the list "@studyroom" and know you're going to check off a couple of actions in the next hours.

What I noticed: sometimes those next actions are the wrong actions. After completing a few of them I noticed some actions further down the list that were actually more practical/easy/fitting to do first. I would have gotten earlier progress on my projects if I maintained them a bit better and spend more time on the order of next actions.

So: if a project lingers on your list for weeks or months: look at that first action and see if you'd rather pick another action as the next one.

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