I’m experimenting with checklist but see that the difference is time.
Example of a checklist: Daily/Weekly Review. 1 “thing”, 10 steps.
Example of a sequential, recurring project in time broken up into multiple deferred tasks: dust the house. One room or area every 2 days, 5 rooms/areas to go. In this case you want: 1 action at a time to appear in Focus – not a list of all the things you’re not going to do today. Once you’ve checked off the last item you want the project to repeat.
Recurring projects I have this way:
- Household tasks
- Christmas (I need to start doing specific things, but not all things, in November)
- Winter preparation (again, I need to do specific things but not all of them)
- Travel (I travel twice a year and need to go through specific actions in time)
So the answer distilled from above is actually: for things that require more than one physical action to complete, a Project (a stake in the ground, a placeholder) is required. Otherwise anything that requires multiple actions could, instead of a project, be a simple checklist. We don’t do that, we make a project. It’s the same logic. Otherwise asking to have Projects would be solved by using checklists instead.