If you are like me you probably can’t manage everything you want to do. You lose track, get overwhelmed, and as a result you forget to do important things that take little time but have big results.
For instance, when you’re using ListNerds you can email every so many days, depending on your upgrade level. Well, what if you can email every 5 days, but forget that it’s been 5 days? Yes, you can just email whenever you go there next, but you could get more emails out if you remembered.
So what I do is use Outlook. It’s got a really neat feature that is perfect for this! Yes, many task managers can let you repeat a task over and over, but Outlook is a little different:
See here, it actually regenerates the task after it’s completed. The big difference is this.. Say I can email every 5 days. But on the 5th day I’m too busy, so I actually do it on the 6th day. Well I have to wait 5 days from that 6th day now. But most task managers will keep recurring from the 5th day. So the next reminder is actually reminding me too early!
I can’t keep track of all that stuff, so this does it for me. It also means something else.. My task list isn’t filled with the same tasks over and over. That task isn’t made until after it’s done, so it doesn’t show up in my task list multiple times. Only once.
This helps me because I get overwhelmed with large task lists and become blind to things that are repeated over and over. So only seeing it once reminds me I need to do it, without adding any stress.
So there you have it, a quick tip. I wish other task managers had that option, but so far Outlook is the only one I’ve seen with it!