I know what you mean and that's something I bumped into while implementing GTD.
I think the simple answer is that a new habit belongs in the calendar as a repeating event. After all, it's a *must do* otherwise the habit cannot take hold, and that makes it hard landscape.
If I'm serious about a habit, then I'll make the establishing of that habit a project. The outcome is that the activity has become a habit and needs no further reinforcement.
So I may put a daily event in my calendar, for a given time, called "Go to sleep!" with an alarm reminder on my computer and phone. Then I might have a waiting for next action and what I'm waiting for is that I feel i don't need the daily reminder anymore, or that it's not working and I need to try something else. I'll pick it up in weekly review and decide what to do.
I also have a calendar called Reminders which is all about habits. This calendar is marked as invisible, so it doesn't get in the way but contains events that email me periodically. An example is that I receive a monthly email titled "Copy accountant on all government mail". I delete it immediately, but it's enough to make sure I never lose that habit.
Last edited by pxt; 07-05-2011 at 07:20 AM.
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