Prioritizing Your Next Actions Without Having To Drill Down Each Context List...
I have a question about context-oriented task/next action lists. Suppose you have several things to do on your computer. You need to pay some bills online. You need to write a letter. You want to answer some Facebook notes. You also have some errands to run. Let's say for purposes of this discussion, you have to pick up a prescription, you want to get your car washed and pick up a pair of jeans at the dry cleaners. I know that it's most logical to run your errands at one time which would be one list.
But let's say you gotta' pay the online bills now and the rest of the computer stuff can wait. Your other priority is to pick up your prescription 'cause you don't feel well. The jeans and the car wash can wait. In other words, the two things that are important for you to get done NOW are pay the bill online and pick up your prescription. These are on my system, what I'd call "A" priorities whereas the letter on the computer, Facebook, dry cleaning and car wash are not high priority to me at all.
If you're using a context-oriented task list, won't that conflict with your priorities? In other words, why would you want to mess around on Facebook and write your letter to a friend when you really need to get over to the pharmacy?
Yes, I understand that if I'm inputting data on my computer or washing the dishes, you're more efficient if you complete the task. But I haven't figured out how to reconcile my scenario above with context-oriented task lists. Can you help me understand this?
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