This, right here, is why I use a to-do list app and not a pen and paper.
We all have tasks that need to be done every day, every week, every other month, or whatever. Some prefer to use a calendar for this, but I find that I never spend that much time in my calendar. I can’t rely on it.
So I use recurring tasks in Todoist every single day:
I wanted to take a screenshot of all my recurring tasks, but there are so many that I couldn’t squeeze them all in.
So let’s break them down by frequency to see the different kinds of tasks I incorporate into Todoist using the recurring tasks feature.
Every Day Tasks
- Any consistent work for clients, like daily blog posts
- Working out
- Writing and publishing a blog post
- Checking my paper trades
- Sauna sessions
- Editing my Ben Riley book
- Writing for Hardwick
- My Start Up and End of Day Review routines
- Foam rolling or massaging
- Take Vitamin D
- Running through a guitar lesson
Every Week Tasks
- Bake bread
- Creating a meal plan for the week
- Back up my media server
- Writing an email for my subscribers
- Balance my business budget
- Taking dumpsters to the curb
- Clean my son’s fish tank
- Fill the water softener
- Batch prep meals
- Replace water filters
- Schedule appointments
- Send invoices
Do you see how quickly some of these things can be forgotten?
With Todoist up every day, these things don’t get lost. Plus, it’s flexible. I can schedule a task to be every other Tuesday starting March 2nd through August 10th, and it will set it up. I can use reminder notifications to have them pop up on my phone, if necessary (like taking out the dumpsters every week – I get a ping on my phone on Thursday nights after my kids go to bed, so I don’t forget).
It’s such a simple feature, but it works very well with Todoist, so I use it as much as possible.