I used GTD for a little while last year while I was unemployed, and things went okay. My tasks were out of my head, but at the same time I had a few problems, mostly: Even though my next actions were on my lists, I felt resistance in picking some tasks to do over others. For example, I would always choose to "Do chapter X of Japanese textbook" over "Fold clothes in laundry basket", resulting in my clothes never getting folded. (Clearly I find the former much more fun and interesting than the latter.) My weekly reviews were a bit half-assed (partially because, again, I preferred doing something else and felt a little resistant to doing them); I'd mark completed actions as done, make sure projects had a NA, etc..., but would skip/skim the rest (reflecting on past/upcoming calendar items, going through my Someday/Maybe list). As a result, when I got a job, I didn't keep up with GTD. I'm unemployed again, and trying to get restarted, but I've got a few questions that I hope you all will be able to give advice on. (1) I'm processing my "In" box now, and many of my ideas/projects have nebulous NAs of "Research X", "Figure out how to do Y", etc... Rereading David's books, he mentions that the next action is the "next physical thing" one needs to do to move forward. Are verbs like "research" or "figure out" considered physical actions? To me, "research" means "browse the internet", but I feel like the only output of that action is just knowledge. I still wouldn't be sure what the next action after the "research" is complete. (2) How do you deal with actions that you feel resistance to, or have a preference for, one task over another (like my "fold clothes" example)? Is it a matter of changing the wording or breaking it down into smaller tasks? Or is it a matter of a lack of discipline and motivation (and if so, how would one rectify that with GTD)? Neither task is high priority or has a hard deadline, and David mentions not imposing fake/soft deadlines to respect the hard landscape... but otherwise one tasks will never get done. (3) The next time I get a job, how can I prevent myself from falling out of GTD again? Oftentimes after coming back from work, I'm exhausted and don't really want to do anything except relax. I'd appreciate any insight you guys can give. Thanks!