Let me give some background to my chosen AOFs. Outside GTD i periodically complete a life chart. This asks you to consider 5 areas of your life. These are career, money, health, relationships and self. This comes from a CBT course i was completed from a company called Skillsoft. These seem quite a good division for different parts/aspects/areas (call it what you will) of my life. using them as my AOF's mean that i can use the results from my life chart as part of my self improvement and map any projects to the AOF's and review any other projects in light of my life chart results. A simple example of this would be any unhappiness i may express with my career. When i consider what to do i can also review and projects that have my "Career" Focus and decide if i should continue,stop of modify them. I can also create new projects bearing in mind my existing projects and build in more structure and purpose to all of my projects focused on career. My own 'junior' view of projects is that they should be a member of an AOF because i believe that everything we do must belong to some part of our life ( if not of course then it must be to do with someone else's life and at least my relationship with them). But i would be delighted to hear from anyone that did have a project not related to and AOF. I might be temped to say that they were missing an AOF. Of course some may be tempted to say that it is possible that some projects could be under more than one AOF. For me the solution to this would be for me to consider the main purpose of the project. I could say for example that buying a new suite was a project with a Money focus but as the suite would be for an interview maybe as a project it would have a career focus. So going back to my early posting making chutney would be a hobby and have a Self focus because although i would be making it for my family, my main focus would be doing it as a hobby and have a Self Focus. Going to film festivals would also be a hobby and have a Self Focus. Comparatively speaking , spending the money on the cinema and the holiday may have a money focus but it would still belong to Self. Having seen several different lists of AOFs, I can still draw the conclusion that Some AOFs are remarkably similar. For example, a vicar may have church as his AOF because that would be where he/she works and that would be correct. If i changed jobs from It to being a vicar i could have CHURCH as my AOF or i could still call in WORK or CAREER. In a productive talk podcast, i think David Allen made the point that what was more important was that CHURCH or WORK or CAREER contained the eight things and you could even call it what you wanted so long as it contained what it was supposed to contain. So long as my CHURCH or WORK or CAREER AOf contain what it was supposed to contain then that was ok. Maybe not perfect but ok. Here is a small challenge to any one interested. Can any one tell me a AOF that is not a part of one of these 5 ? Career, money, health, relationships and self !!