If you haven’t read about my GTD setup - checkout part-1 here.
I created a bunch of recurring daily tasks in a list called
Here’s what my first-routine looked like:
Now, if you are using Remember The Milk, change the criteria for the
gtd:next 🤜 list to the following:
(tag:gtdnext AND (due:never OR dueBefore:tomorrow)) OR (listContains:Routines AND due:today)
This will display all the routine tasks in
gtd:next 🤜 list. I can see everything for the day in one list.
Routine tasks are not free-form. But they do have a bunch of options in
projects-current. I like to spend my spare time based on mood.
If I’m feeling tired after work and want to read a book, then I get a choice to pick from tasks like:
This guarantees that to complete my routine task, I don’t have to spend lot of energy to push myself to do it.
Being able to see what I’ve achieved in the last few days motivates me a lot.
I don’t mean win-the-nobel-prize achievement. I mean stick-to-routine achievement.
I made an applet on IFTTT to put tasks on Google Calendar when I complete them. All I have to do is add the
trackthis tag to any task I want to record on Google Calendar (because I don’t want all tasks to show up there). Then, I open the calendar called “Things I do” and I see all my routine tasks there. I can see how effective a routine has been and if required, I can make changes to it.
An event gets added to Google Calendar when the task is completed. The amount on time you spent on the task is not mirrored. But you can see an overview of the list of tasks completed during a day.