but the fact of the matter is that now when I finish exercising, I take a shower, and when I get out of the shower, I open my list to check it off, and then I see that I need to do any remaining kitchen cleanup, and so on. Making the todo list an ever-present part of the loop keeps me going.
I don't have any real guilt in using the app's functionality to delay items if I can't do them on a certain day, but then having due dates set for the original date I was going to do them means that the next time they show up, there is a reminder of how long I've been putting it off, which makes me more likely to do it?
Trying to be more self-aware about what I need to do to feel "together" and recognizing that it might be different from someone else has been good for me, I think. It clashes with the rest of the world sometimes (I don't have a great system for coordinating my own personal tracking with the systems I have to use at work, for example) but it's a start.