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If tasks are about "doing things", reviews are about "doing the right things." They're a basic element of any Time Management System.

One of the fundamental difficulties in life is the tension between our interests at different timescales. Sometimes these interests directly compete: short-term, I might love browsing Reddit, even if centenarian Jesse wishes he had never heard of it. Most of the time, it's a more innocent matter of miscommunication: it's just hard to translate long-term goals into short-term actions.

The best tool to remediate these conflicts is the review. It's a dedicated moment in which all your variously opposed time-scales can hash it out. For the most effective review structure, you should conduct specific reviews on every possible timescale:

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