Recurring Items in Project View, Setting up Review Project


#1

I created a daily review project. In this project I created some tasks that I repeat every day. I have come across a couple issues:

  1. I’d like to be able to choose the days that I repeat (for instances every Monday - Friday but not weekends). Can I do this? Maybe I missed the feature.

  2. As indicated above I created a bunch of tasks to recur everyday. When I look at the project view, I see duplicates within the next view. Is that the intention? Did I screw something up?

Thanks

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#2

This is easy. Edit task, then click “Schedule” > “Make Repeating” then configure it like this:

repeat


#3

This is by design. Here is what happens:

The recurring tasks you have created act as a “template” from which copies are created on schedule.

So when you schedule a task to recur every day, then you will get a copy of it created daily and moved to the “next” list. You can edit/complete/delete this copy and it will not affect the original “template” task.

Hope this makes it clear.


#4

A bit of advice. The way you are setting this up can work (see my previous replies), but I think it’s not the best way.

The way I recommend to do things like this: Instead of a project, you create a single recurring task with a checklist:

review-example

This is much simpler to set up, and you are more likely to consistently complete the review if it’s all in one task.

If you think about it, a review is just a list of steps to take and not really a project with independent actions. So this setup is fine from GTD perspective.


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#5

Agreed, I think the checklist would work better and be more efficient…I wasn’t sure how to create it, but found it on the preview video.


#6

Thanks again, I’ve just been throwing questions out as I ran into them. I missed the + sign when scheduling weekly, thanks for bearing with me.


#7

No problem. Feel free to ask more :slight_smile: