Has anyone found a good way to place "semi-calendar" items in your system?
What I mean by "semi-calendar" items is actions that don't HAVE to be done on a certain day, but should be done in a reasonable time frame or problems could arrive.
Examples from my own system:
*A mailing I have to coordinate sometime before June 20.
*A report that I must submit by August 1, but I don't have to wait until then to submit it.
*Flowers for my assistant for working on a big project that we finished last Thursday.
None of these items have a real calendar date that I have to do them. However, they all have what I might call intuitive deadlines.
What I often do is assign them my own calendar date to complete them. For instance with the above example, I have in my calendar to plan to coordinate the mailing today. Now it doesn't have to be done today. No one will lose any sleep if I wait until tomorrow.
I guess what I am struggling with, is my current solution feels like the old-fashioned "to-do" list where what I don't do today can be moved to tomorrow's "to-do" list.