Hi… I’ve been using OF since the very earliest “SneakyPeak” versions. It has become an indispensable part of my life, yet I’ve become overwhelmed with far too many tasks than I can deal with. I’ve been doing some serious paring down, but am struggling with how to keep things from falling into obscurity.
- Due Dates ONLY for time critical tasks
- Defer Dates without Due Dates for removing non-urgent yet important things off of today’s view
- Flags to mark important tasks.
Contexts (which I’m still trying to simplify further)
- 2-Short Dash
- 3-Brain Dead
- People (each key person has their own @Name)
- Waiting For
My problem, and main question is how to manage each day’s work load.
If I defer the bulk of it to tomorrow, or next Monday, and use a Today perspective, I see only Due or Flagged items. So far so good, but usually even then there are too many things to deal with. As OmniFocus still does not have a PRIORITY option (along the lines of Todoist - but I dont want to jump ship), I cant figure out how to reduce my choices each day without either deferring more, or unflagging.
Deferring has a huge downside. If I batch defer 40 things till tomorrow or next Morning, then when I start tow work I have to spend time cleaning up my list again, rather than only seeing what is on my immediate plate.
If I Un-Flag a task, then it will fall back into the giant pile without any distinction to separate it from the masses.
My real problem, I understand clearly, is too much on my plate. I’m making progress of reducing the load, but simplifying takes time and in the meantime need to keep the Urgent and Important moving forward.
Grateful for some light on my predicament.