I realized I was setting arbitrary due dates on my todo list as a way to prioritize tasks so they'd show up in order of importance, but it turns out that's a terrible technique.
I just did a major refactoring of my Todoist and now I'm using priority 1/2/3 tags for that, and due dates only when a task is really due that day.
I'm still figuring out exactly how to use the priorities, here's what I've got so far:
• p1 - this is top priority, I should do things in this list as soon as possible • p2 - things that I want top of mind, but can wait until things in p1 are done • p3 - sort of a catch-all when I want something to bubble up a bit quicker than if it has no priority tag
I also switched my main view in Todoist to a custom filter that shows me:
• tasks due today • priority 1 tasks not due today • overdue tasks
I'm going to try to stick to this view as my primary view instead of clicking on the "Today" tab.
At the end of March, I finished my #100DaysOfIndieWeb and #100DaysOfMusic projects. It was a lot of fun to focus on those during the winter months, but I'm also glad to free up my days now that they are done. It turns out 100 days is a lot of days, and I don't think I'll do such a hard #100days project again. However I did enjoy the focus I was able to achieve, and enjoyed knowing every day what I needed to work on. So for the month of May, I'm starting a new, slightly different experiment.