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Using priority instead of due date

graham.poulter says:

For a long time I would set due:today on the things I wanted to do next, and the next day postpone the ones I didn't do. Most of the tasks don't really have an externally imposed due date and kept getting postponed every day until I got to them.

My tip is to take off the due dates and use priorities to create a "Next" list (priority:1), an "Upcoming list" of all priorities (NOT priority:N), and a "Backlog" list (priority:N) of non-prioritised items.

The "Next" list can be extended to also include items with a real due date (real consequences for missing it) in the near future: priority:1 OR dueWithin:"3 weeks of today" OR dueBefore:today

Posted at 7:42am on December 12, 2011

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