Over the years, I gained the habit of noting timestamps on items like to-dos and projects in Things.1 Now I’m wondering if that’s overkill now that I’m getting comfortable with TaskPaper.
Generally, I prefer including timestamps with every task, project, or note for the following reasons:
- “Then you’ll have it”2. (i.e. You never know if that will help in the future.)
- When reviewing my tasks and projects, the timestamp is a gentle nudge to moving something forward.
- If something is super stale, I’ll feel more comfortable deciding to punt it.
A penny for your thoughts! Does it really matter adding that information with to-dos and projects? Despite using snippets, am I still wasting time?
2 thoughts on “My Habit of Noting Timestamps”
I think it is more important to track when you finish something. The Things “Log” is a great way to see a timeline; I use it when writing up weekly summaries for my team.
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