One of the projects listed in my GTD system right now is to read a book. How would you define the next action(s) for this kind of project? I usually break out my actions into chunks between 5 and 30 minutes, but reading a book doesn't really have any sub tasks. Here's what I have been considering.
- Next action specifies a minimum duration (eg. Read book for 30 minutes)
- This is useful when I want to pick my next action based on time available.
- Follow-up tasks can't be pre-made. Keep adding actions until project is complete.
- Next action specifies a logical division (eg. Read chapter 1 from book, etc.)
- The entire set of tasks can be defined at once, but it feels unnatural to specify numerous actions ahead of time.
The other problem is that neither of these methods provides the feeling of success that I usually get with GTD because I am effectively seeing the same action again and again, each time I clear it. With other projects, the actions are more varied and change contexts, so I stand a chance of completing all the tasks in a context without actually completing the projects.
Is there a better way to fit this into GTD? I would prefer to keep it inside the system so it's n