What contexts are you using? If they’re too personal to publicly state, you can use a standin name to mention it here, like ‘Wife’ or ‘Dog’ or something.
In my experience, fewer contexts work better, and adding more to the mix only serves as a way for me to avoid thinking through my commitments all the way by putting the ones I haven’t thought through all the way into the digital equivalent of a dust drawer that I tricked myself into thinking is not a dust drawer. I use ‘stars’ to definitely mark a task as needing done or worked on that day. With start dates, tasks can be put off to only appear when they’re ready to be done, and using times, you can even do it by time of day if you want that level of granularity. From there, I have D for deep work that requires a lot of time or concentration, S for shallow work that usually comprises administrative stuff chores and other relatively mindless things, and W for waiting for or deferred items. I used to use time estimates and contexts for how much time or energy things will take, but in 99% of cases, short tasks are administrative or mindless, and longer ones are creative work requiring concentration. All of my work related things are in a career folder with various subfolders or projects, my personal stuff in its own folder, correspondance and networking in its own, health and fitness in the same way, etc. If I want to focus in on only one of those areas, I just zoom in on that folder, or sub folder, and the contexts all still hold up. Stars are my main go to though for things needing immediate attention. If it’s something that just showed up, I’ll often times not even mark one of those tasks with a context or put it in a folder that isn’t the inbox, as the main point is to get tasks to be starred for immediate action. I’ve played around with other various contexts with mixed results, this being the best setup I’ve had. I’ve never found people contexts to be useful because if I need to speak with someone, I’ll make a task to do that and put notes in there, or put it on a page for them I keep in reference apps—though I could easily do that in MLO now that it has Markdown support. I’ve also had little use for ‘errand’ contexts, keeping a grocery / supplies list in MLO instead, as that’s really the only ‘errand’ I ever do. Location reminders can always give me a notification if I want one via location, and I do use those via iOS now, but that’s probably outside of the realm of what you had in mind for contexts. -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "MyLifeOrganized" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to mylifeorganized+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/mylifeorganized. To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/mylifeorganized/eba2c13c-e48e-4813-a976-24daf2e3ad8b%40googlegroups.com. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.