Tracking "time-since" activities

Hi all!

I’ve been thinking a bit about how to keep in touch with family/friends/etc. A repeating todo solves part of the problem, as I can say “repeat every 2 weeks & don’t add a new one if the previous one is still there”.

However, I’d like to be able to know how long it’s been sitting there if I haven’t done it. A due date is one option as it will say “21 days overdue”, but I don’t really need a whole bunch of “phone this person” items in my focus list.

Is anyone else tracking this kind of item? How did you solve it?

I think the simplest solution is indeed to use the due dates and maybe assign such actions a special tag/area to easily filter them out.