So I have a Waterfall of daily scheduled tasks. I have about 40 of these.
But sometimes I’ll have an urgent upcoming deadline. Like I have a brief due in a few days that takes priority over a lot of tasks.
So I marked some of my daily scheduled tasks with an R for Replaceable. For these tasks, I can and should do whatever urgent task I have for that time period. For instance, instead of spending 15 minutes working on my email backlog (my “emailbacklog” daily task), I’ll spend 15 minutes working on the brief that’s due soon, then count it as a datapoint for the “emailbacklog” task.
In keeping with Quantified Self, I note in the comments to the datapoint that it was replaced with whatever the urgent task was.
Thoughts? Feel free to flame me