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Paper people: How do you manage recurring tasks?

Those of you who use a mostly paper system, how do you manage recurring tasks? I'm thinking more menial stuff like changing your furnace filter, watering plants, et al, that you might need to do once a week, every month, etc.

I've been using kGTD lately and really appreciate the way it distinguishes between tasks that recur after a certain number of days no matter what, and one that resets a certain number of days after you last completed it. How do you manage something like this on paper, besides (the horror!) remembering to repeatedly write them down?

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One project per commitment

Each commitment would be its own project: "maintain air filters", etc. With a project file telling when the last one was done, and when the next one should be done. The action items come from there.

I personally wouldn't lump a bunch of unrelated actions under a project just because they're all recurring. Do whatever works for you.

I've been very happy with my paper system.


wood.tang;7174 wrote:
So Webb, you just keep a list of all those tasks with a note about when and how often to do them? That makes sense. The reason I'm asking is because I'm often tempted to switch to paper, but this is the one thing that always holds me back.




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