Mark Shead at Productivity501 has separated his regular todo’s from his ‘actual’ todo list. He’s talking about your day to day items that might obscure what you’re trying to achieve with your todo list.
“Habit” tasks tend to obscure the most important tasks that have to be done. The value of a habit, is measured over time–not just a particular day. Regular todo lists don’t allow for this. When your todo list is full of “habits” it is easy to get discouraged when you have a particularly busy day because the focus is on that day instead of your overall lifestyle.
Mark has also created a good looking chart for monitoring and scheduling your ‘habit tasks’. Well worth the look.
Habit List - [Productivity501]