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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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Find a process

Stew;7178 wrote:
Yes, I could use a tickler file for this. Personally, I use my tickler file for reminders only. My actions reside in either my calendar or NA lists. I have plenty of actions in the tickler file, but many of these are "add ___ to @home list". I find too much falls between the cracks if I have my actions spread out in 3 places.

I think the important thing is to find a process that works for you. Stew puts those supsended actions in his calendar. I put mine in my tickler. You need to have hard boundaries on your system so that you can make the process instinctive.




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