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Only Use Due Dates For Tasks That Absolutely Need Them

Due dates are incredibly handy for big projects and small reminders, but they’re not necessary for everything. It’s a natural reaction to throw every due date you have into your calendar or task list, but podcaster and blogger David Sparks suggests you only use those due dates for tasks that absolutely need them.

When every item on your task list has a due date, you end up with lots of notifications and badges that don’t mean anything. Sparks suggests never using using due dates unless a project will totally blow up if you don’t get it done by that day. It’s a simple trick, but it pulls your focus back to what needs to get done right now.

Check out David Sparks video above for a few more tips on how he uses OmniFocus (or any productivity app) to keep things organised.

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