One of the great things about #tags
is how you can leverage filtering.
Let's face it, the biggest challenge of any task management system is eventually you get overwhelmed by the very thing it's suppose to facilitate ... TASKS!
One of the many things I love about Asana is how you can use tags for GTD "context" methodology.
For example, think of all those "little" things you need to get done each day yet, at the end of the day, few were completed because they got lost in all the "noise" of the day.
How many times do you find yourself in between meetings, conference call, waiting on a client, need a break from your "big" project, etc. and find yourself with 15 minutes free to do "whatever". Yet suddenly wondering what you can or should knock out in this period of time.
In Asana, here's what I do:
I have a list of "context" tags that are time specific.
<3m, <5m, <15m, <30m, <60m, <90m, <180m, >1D, >3D, >1W
OK, some of you may think I've gone a bit overboard on the use of tags, especially with the Day Week ones, for what's estimated to complete concrete, singular tasks. They're included to reflect how time "context" tags can be used in projects and tasks with sub-tasks when planning out one's week. Sorry, I digress ;-)
What is great is when I have some unexpected "slack" time, say 15 minutes, I just click on the <15m tag and quickly pick from the list and knock of one of those pesky little tasks I've been meaning or need to get done today.
At the end of the day I rarely say to myself "Damn, I didn't get any of those little, yet important/urgent, things done today!"
Hope this #tip
is of help to some of you.