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Hi Daniel,

That's exactly the system that I use. At the top level of projects, I have two folders: "Work" and "Life". Inside each of these, I have folders for each of my 20,000ft areas of responsiblity. For example, "Work" contains folders for a publication I'm responsible for, staff development, and so on.

Organising projects likes this lets you do two things which are pretty cool.

First, as part of your weekly review, you can quickly look through all your areas of responsibility to check that you're spending enough time in each. For example, if a couple of weeks go by with no projects in "Staff Development", it tells me that I'm not really doing much in this area and need to spend some time focusing on what I need to do there. It might be that I've actually delegated that part of my role to someone else, in which case I need to make that a formal part of their role.

Second, it lets you set up some terrificly powerful Perspectives. For example, I've set up a Perspective which shows me all the Next Actions just for one of my areas of focus - something that would be hard to do if you don't use folders and just leave all your projects "loose" in the project list.

Hope that helps!