A little more than 40 minutes through listening to this excellent video.
I have previously wondered whether I am using OmniFocus wrong but now I see no, I’m doing fine.
I have often wondered whether I’m missing out by NOT categorizing OF to the extent that @MacSparky and other experts do. Now I’m seeing I’m not missing out – I just don’t need that level of detail. 90% of my tasks go in the “Miscellaneous” project, which I have made into a single-action list. That seems to work for me.
Indeed, I’m wondering, not for the first time, whether OmniFocus is overkill for me. Maybe I should go back to using Things.
On the other hand, I have made the OmniFocus-Things switch probably more than a dozen times over the years, with occasional side-excursions to ToDoist, 2Do, Wunderlist, etc. It is a complete waste of time and I’m not going through that again.
On the other hand, maybe one more switch…
Another way I thought I might be using OmniFocus wrong: Using Projects as areas of responsibility. Classic canonical GTD defines a project as a list of two or more tasks with an end-goal. “Prepare for vacation,” “fill out taxes,” etc. To the extent that I use projects at all, they tend to be areas of responsibility – one for a community organization I’m active in, another for maintaining my personal blog. Interestingly, David (the GTD/OmniFocus expert) seems to use Projects the same heretical way.
Also: Like David, I work from home, and I favor the style of sweatshirt he’s wearing when Southern California weather turns cool. I have a half-dozen of them in different solid colors.