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    What criteria would you use to schedule a next action in your calendar vs using a @context. I seemed to have formed a habit of is I can't do it in 2mins, put everything in @context

    thanks

  • #2
    Calendar is hard landscape

    If it must be done one a given day and a given time it goes on the calendar. If it is does not have to be done at a definite time, it goes on a context list.

    Now if you have a deadline looming you might chose to have a meeting with yourself to focus on that and put that meeting on your calendar.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Gideon View Post
      What criteria would you use to schedule a next action in your calendar vs using a @context.
      If it has to be done at that particular time or on that particular day it goes in my calendar. If it can't start until a certain time or day, I put a start date in my listing of it but the action lives in the proper doing context. If I need to get to it as soon as I can, or it is an ongoing item I am actively working on then the actions go in the proper context list.

      Examples: All from my lists that I worked from today.

      1. Meet with FSA re Wool LDP 7/10 1pm is hard landscape goes on calendar

      2. Pick up sausages from slaughterhouse goes on the @Delta & GJ list with a start date of today (they only just got done)

      3. Take sausages to brewery goes on the @Paonia list and will get done when we go in to town next.

      FSA office is in Delta so I got 1 & 2 done today. Number 3 will happen next time we go to town.

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      • #4
        Any deadline goes into the calendar often with intermittent reminders (ex: report due in 2 weeks, make certain I start xyz). All next actions associated with that deadline will go into my context lists. If it's a next action that I will be doing at a particular day/time that'll go into the calendar. The weekly review also helps make certain that I know all my @context items and upcoming deadlines.

        Anything on the calendar is treated seriously by me now. I'm on time and rarely miss a scheduled event. Prior to this separation my life was a bit more messy .

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        • #5
          You could also use a principle of "when would you like to be reminded of that action?". If that's a particular time or date then put it into the calendar. If that's somewhere in the future (asap) then use your @Context.

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          • #6
            [QUOTE=mwkoehler;68689

            Now if you have a deadline looming you might chose to have a meeting with yourself to focus on that and put that meeting on your calendar.[/QUOTE]

            I really like that idea!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Oogiem View Post
              If it has to be done at that particular time or on that particular day it goes in my calendar. If it can't start until a certain time or day, I put a start date in my listing of it but the action lives in the proper doing context. If I need to get to it as soon as I can, or it is an ongoing item I am actively working on then the actions go in the proper context list.
              Thanks I liked that checklist/thought process

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              • #8
                Originally posted by sdann View Post
                Any deadline goes into the calendar often with intermittent reminders (ex: report due in 2 weeks, make certain I start xyz). All next actions associated with that deadline will go into my context lists. If it's a next action that I will be doing at a particular day/time that'll go into the calendar. The weekly review also helps make certain that I know all my @context items and upcoming deadlines.

                Anything on the calendar is treated seriously by me now. I'm on time and rarely miss a scheduled event. Prior to this separation my life was a bit more messy .
                I'm glad your more organised! I like the intermittent reminder, cause sometimes I look control of what i should be doing. with so many NAs you become the caterpillar that didnt know which leg to move first

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by anton View Post
                  You could also use a principle of "when would you like to be reminded of that action?". If that's a particular time or date then put it into the calendar. If that's somewhere in the future (asap) then use your @Context.
                  Thanks for that advice!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by mwkoehler View Post
                    Now if you have a deadline looming you might chose to have a meeting with yourself to focus on that and put that meeting on your calendar.
                    Nice said ! It's a matter whether it must be done at a certain date or not. An example, my dentist appointment is something that must go into my calendar, because if I'm not there at the specific time, that's it.

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