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How to create sub-tasks in Notion

If you're someone who loves to stay organized and get things done, you've probably heard of Notion – a powerful productivity tool that helps you keep track of all your tasks, notes, and projects in one place.

Hamse Nur
January 21, 2023
3 min read
One of the most useful features of Notion is the ability to create sub-tasks, which allow you to break down a larger task into smaller, more manageable chunks. In this blog post, we'll explore the benefits of using sub-tasks in Notion and provide some tips on how to effectively use them to boost your productivity.

What is a sub task?
Sub-tasks in Notion are essentially smaller tasks that are nested within a larger task. For example, let's say you have a task called "Write blog post." You could create sub-tasks for this task such as "Outline post," "Write introduction," "Write body," and "Write conclusion." By breaking down your larger task into smaller sub-tasks, you can better track your progress and stay focused on what needs to be done.

How do I create a sub task?
To do this you’ll want to do the following;
1. Click on the menu in the top right of the database, and select Sub-items.

2. In the Sub-items window, you’ll create a self-relating property. You can rename the properties to “Sub-tasks” and “Parent tasks”.

3. Select Create.

Here are a few tips for effectively using sub-tasks in Notion:

1. Be specific: Make sure your sub-tasks are specific and actionable. For example, rather than creating a sub-task called "Research," create a sub-task called "Research top 10 productivity tools."

2. Keep it simple: Don't create too many sub-tasks for a single task. Aim for a balance between being specific and not overwhelming yourself with too many items on your to-do list.

3. Use checkboxes: Use checkboxes to mark off sub-tasks as you complete them. This can help you stay motivated and track your progress.
Here are a few tips for effectively using sub-tasks in Notion:

Sub-tasks are a useful feature in Notion that can help you stay organized, focused, and on track. By breaking down large tasks into smaller, more manageable chunks, you can better manage your time and stay motivated to get things done. Whether you're working on a personal project or a professional one, using sub-tasks in Notion can help you boost your productivity and achieve your goals.
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