Question about task dates (and using 2Do app)
Hello -- I'm slowly working myself through the training and have a question about something that has me stumped. For context, I'm using a task manager on the Mac called 2Do which seems to meet all the TRO criteria (though it doesn't show up on the list). It allows multiple tags/contexts, two dates, etc. It also syncs to Todoodle for cross-platform sweetness. I use Outlook Mac and the 2Do iOS apps on my iPhone and iPad.
Currently, when I process, most of my tasks wind up with soft dates in the form of tags ... 1-next, 2-this week, 3-this month, 4-next month, 5-someday. Because of the nature of my work I generally have few tasks w/hard dates. Most of my stuff is pretty fluid and during the course of a week, tasks can quickly shift from 2-this week to 1-next (and even back again) due to shifting priorities.
As I move from the "process" section of the training into "reviewing" and "doing", what's confusing me is that a lot of the descriptions of how to set up your "Do Today" list and/or "Hotlist" (not sure of the difference btw) seem to involve hard dates. Is there something I missed where you're supposed to transition tasks from soft to hard dates as they get closer to becoming "do now" tasks? At the moment I'm simply reviewing my lists and changing my tags to 1-next as they become critical. I then use smart lists based on "1-next" as my "do today" indicator. It seems ok, but I'm not using priorities, stars or dates to define my "do today" list, just "1-next". Seems like I'm missing something.
Can someone help clear this up?