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Keeping It Simple

lyurman says:
There are lots of wonderful uses for remember the milk, but what I find what works for me is to keep it simple. I use the inbox to store all of my tasks and they are sorted by due date. I use the due date as the "Do" date and everything due today must be done today. I use the repeat option to repeat tasks on a weekly or monthly basis

I use tags to indicate the progress in case if I have to come back to a task such as #started #halfwaydone #almostdone, etc. But one of the most important things that I do is to keep only the important tasks on my list and delete the rest. Doing those things help me be more organized and less stressed
Posted at 6:42pm on June 5, 2013
bluesgeek says:
The sales trainer, the late Warren Wexler, used the four-corner method in the old paper days. Each time you pick up an actionable document, you tear off a corner. After tearing off the fourth corner, and picking it up for the fifth time, you delete it... because you're never going to act on it.
Posted 2 years ago
bluesgeek says:
I see that must be the Covey quadrant method, yes?
Posted 2 years ago
bluesgeek says:
Okay, no, it's not. Well, it was a useful if painful exercise, throwing away the torn paper. I imagine if I learned to do something like that with RTM, I could save a lot of end-of-day postponing!
Posted 2 years ago
lyurman says:
For me prioritizing tasks is a complete waste of time. Everything on my list is equally important to do, it is just a matter of when to do it. I use due dates to choose when it would be appropriate to do that task. If there is something becomes unimportant of if I just don't feel like doing it it gets deleted.
Posted 1 year ago
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