All my tasks are in Asana so why do I still use paper?


#1

I have dozens of tasks across three workspaces so there’s a lot to keep track of. But when I’m feeling overwhelmed, the only thing that seems to help me focus on the top priorities is copying tasks from asana onto a paper to-do list. I keep thinking there’s got to be a way to do something similar in asana by favoriting tasks or something like that but I haven’t found the right combination of features. Any advice is appreciated.


#2

Well I don’t know if this will solve what you’re describing… I pretty much live-and-die by Asana but there are still urgent things when someone stops by my office and I still write it on a post-it and stick it on my keyboard.

But, one thing I have done personally, and found to be effective, is to create a Tag for “High Priority” and then when I have things that high priority, like must be done today/tomorrow, I’ll tag them and then each day I start by looking at the High Priority tagged tasks. Asana kind of does this within My Tasks, by having the Today/Upcoming/Later categories. For whatever reason, though, I haven’t found that to work for me.

Often, when I’m feeling Task Overload, I’ll go through My Tasks and pick out the few that I’m going to do first, and tag those “High Priority.” This is essentially like writing out the to-do list.

Again - I have no idea if that’ll work for you. It has helped me.


#3

Thanks so much. The high priority tag might be a good solution for me.

Today/Upcoming/Later is baffling. It should solve my problem but I can’t figure out how it works.


#4

This tutorial might help understand how it works:

Essentially it’s just 3 “buckets” to move your tasks into. So when you create (or others create) tasks, they go into the New section. Then the idea is that anytime you go to My Tasks and see tasks in the “New” category, that you would manually move them into 1 of the 3 buckets, based on priority.


#5

We put sections in our Today. Every morning I go through my Team’s dashboards and make set the tasks that I want to be in which section since you can drag and drop them.