How do you go about prioritizing your subtasks, or your ordinary tasks for that matter, when it comes to tasks that almost has flow-chart types of actions?
For instance, I have to do these in a specific order but not necessarily in a specific space in time;
Main task: Go visit grandma
1: Get car
2: Take care of laundry
3: Pick up sister
5: Eat at Route 66
7: If grandma has forgotten anything, shop at the local store
8: Drive until we get to grandma's house
Any suggestions as how to manage situations like these when they are truly linear if nothing unexpected happens would be great.
I've wondered the same thing, though I rarely have so many subtasks that I can't see at a glance what order they should be executed in.
But here are some ideas:
1. Put the list numbers in the task name, then do a secondary sort on Alphabetical.
2. If the tasks don't overlap in time, do a secondary sort on start date or end date.
3. If you're not using tags, put sorting numbers in the tags, then do secondary sort on tag.
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