A quick post about those repetitive to-dos you need to do at irregular intervals. I have a little strategy to remedy this.
Say I plan to do five programming exercises but I know that I can’t do them all in one sitting and I need an immediate reward to keep my motivation up. This rules out using a checklist. But I also don’t want a group of tasks with exactly the same name on my list. I get confused about where I’m up to, especially if I don’t tick them off immediately.
What I do is add a number at the end. For example:
Complete programming exercise (1)
Complete programming exercise (2)
I do this for many different tasks, like paying my phone bill (but I use the names of the months instead of numbers), doing loads of laundry or reading articles. Hope this helps.