Hello everyone! Again, this is a continuation of the last article. This article will be the last one in this series.
Now it's time to get started about the Daily Task List (Finally!)
In this and the following chapters, I will explain how to create a Daily Task List in Logseq. First, please understand that this first chapter is about weekly-basis process, i.e., at the timing of the Weekly Journals (in my case, this is done on Sunday or Monday, i.e., at the beginning of the week).
First of all, review the Daily Journals for the previous week and collect the Tasks and Fleeting Notes, and collected Tasks and Fleeting Notes will be stored in your Task List and Fleeting Notes List tools as I explained.
Now, we will consider the Daily Task List in Logseq.
Logseq has a default feature called "Journals". This feature simply generates a blank page with the date at the top, which repeats everyday. We will use this to make everyday's Daily Task List.
First thing first, list up all Tasks and Fleeting Notes in a place called "Unassigned".
Up to this point, everything is already stored in your Task List and Fleeting Notes List. Therefore, you do not need to write down all Tasks and Fleeting Notes in "Unassigned", but only those that are close in priority or due date.
In any case, you can toggle and close them in the outliner, so there is no clutter even if you have a lot of them. As much as you want, put the things in it.
In addition, this process is conducted on a weekly basis, so any excesses or lack can be adjusted on a case-by-case basis.
We prepare what to do in the next day before the end of each day. Let's select the items from "Unassigned" list - pick all items that we want to execute in the next day. Choose the tasks in consideration of its deadline, importance, and other factors.
If you choose too many tasks, you will not be able to finish them in a day and will become stressed. So it is important to select only the appropriate amount of tasks.
The Selected items are simply arranged in Journals, but it will be easier to manage them if they are separated by category. In my case, I have prepared the following categories and sorted them.
- Tasks : Tasks from Task List
- Zettelkasten : Fleeting Notes from Fleeting Notes List, or other Zettelkasten notes or relating topics
- Everyday Repeat : If you have things you habitually do every day, group them in this category. Examples: checking email, drop child off at school / Pick child up, Workout
- Interrupt : If a task occurs unexpectedly after the Daily Task List is created, add it to here (This will be a place to organize certain irregular tasks).
This is what it will look like (example).
This chapter is the last step. For reference, please also refer to a First article if you need.
Using the created Daily Task List as a reference, register the tasks in TaskChute tool. Then, you just need to execute them each by each.
As I wrote on a first article, Logseq's Daily Task List is just a "rough outline". You can set up super-detailed scheduling on TaskChute, including detailed time estimates, the order of tasks, repeat, mode, etc. Let's take full advantage of the features!
Logseq's "Journals" are generated daily, and "journals" created in the past will remain as a record.
Sometimes tasks may not be completed as scheduled. As mentioned in a previous article I wrote, Logseq has the ability to count work time and change TODO to DONE so that you can see what has been executed.
If you want to collect data to improve your own productivity, take advantage of it.
However, in the case of using TaskChute together with Logseq, logs can also be collected using TaskChute. So you may want to think about how to use it as you like.
Since I started using Logseq as my Daily Task List, managing my daily tasks has become much easier. I hope that you too will pursue your own way and achieve better lifehacking.
Thank you for reading!