Any of your planned activities can become a task in SAU - from 'Buying bread' to 'Going on holiday to Spain'. Anything you want to do, even the most unexpected thoughts, should be written down in SAU right away. You can then turn any such idea into a specific task or even an exciting project.
Ideally, the task should be:
  • small, so that it can be completed in a few hours;
  • specific, so it's clear what needs to be done;
  • realistic, so that it can be accomplished.
Well formulated tasks:
👍 Buy a baguette for dinner
👍 Book tickets to Spain for early June
👍 Read 30 pages of the contract
👍 Run 5km in the park
Poorly formulated tasks:
👎 Lose 5kg
It's a great goal, but it will take about a month to complete. That's too long. Better to make it into a project and break it down into 30 small tasks for each day and also add a couple of recurring tasks, like healthy habits.
👎 Meeting
Chances are, within 10 minutes of adding this task you will struggle to remember what the meeting is, when, with whom and about what. Add a little specificity - for example, 'Meeting with Jessie about a book deal' - and it will be much better!
👎 Write 100 pages of a book before midnight
It's either an unrealistic deadline, or unrealistic scope. Such a task would be very difficult to take on.
As you can see, it's nothing difficult. If you keep logging all your to-do's in SAU for 2-3 days, you will see exactly how best to formulate your tasks.
You can quickly create multiple tasks at once.
Place several task names into the task creation field. Separate them by new lines (paragraph; press "Enter"). By pressing the "Add" button, a message will appear clarifying how many tasks to create — one or a task for each line. So you can add several tasks at the same time! It's helpful if the task list was copied, for example, from an email or another document.