ladyinblack1964;54917 said:Here's where I've been running into problems:
I know a Projects list is just supposed to have the name of the project on it, but I am finding it easier to create a page in my notebook for each project, then list steps needed to accomplish it, with dates if needed, and little checkboxes. It just seems easier to keep the actions with their projects rather than to have a separate page of Next Actions and a separate page of Projects. That way, I know what stage each project is at.
This seems to be the way Omnifocus works.
The primary issue I can see with this approach is that it becomes difficult to have a consolidated view of all the things you could be doing within a given context.
For example, if you have several home improvement/maintenance projects (eg. change burned out light bulb in kitchen, change furnace filter, de-scale shower head, replace door knob on bedroom door, rake leaves) and the next action for each one of those projects is to buy something at the hardware store, how would you know what you need to buy the next time you are in the hardware store?
If each next action is only written on the page of the project it belongs to, you'd have to flip through your notebook and look at each project to see if there is anything you need to buy. Conversely, if you had each of those next actions on a separate '@Hardware Store' list, you would have the complete list of everything you need to buy in one easy-to-review location.