A task system is not something that makes your decisions for you. It only supports you in the decision of what to do next. The difference between these two positions may seem small, but it is, in fact, quite vast.
Mistaking the system for the former will inevitably make it irritating and a constant reminder of everything you wish you could do. Viewing the system as the latter is much more freeing, as you recognize you are setting everything else aside to focus on something now.
Does a task system tell you what to do or do you telll it what to hold onto?
Consider how to end a session well to best keep your paths free of clutter.
Next-Up lists have their benefits, but need some support, too.
How strict should we be with rules we make for ourselves?
We can manage deadlines better by leveraging repetition
We can build and sustain the flow of a project through repetition
Repetition can be a key to onerous tasks of clearing clutter
Learn to Batch Problem Habits
A review of Joe Buhlig’s Working with OmniFocus, updated for 2019