Anyone using Due Dates in Outlook tasks with any success?
I'm beginning to find that they're getting in the way.
Here's how I'm using them: I tend to set "projected" dates for my next actions, and "ideal dates" for items on my "Waiting For" list. For example, "Call Bob to set prices" might have a due date of Friday, with a reminder set to pop up at 2pm, while "Mary to return inventory list" has a due date of Tuesday at 3pm, as that's the time that I hope she'll be finished by.
What actually happens? When the reminder pops up on my screen , I end up going in and changing the due date & time if I choose not to call Bob right now. And if Mary doesn't call by Tuesday at 3pm, I change the date and time on that, too.
I'm getting into the habit now of reschuffling due dates, rather than just choosing Next Actions on the fly. And clearing the reminders is eating up otherwise productive time.
Any thoughts to help me out of this one would be a big help.