Get a list with every item that you want to complete by a certain date within the next 6 months (soft deadline). The list is grouped by urgency. Use End Dates or the Planning Ahead strategy to assign end dates to tasks and projects.
Once activated, you'll see a new item in your sidebar called "Soft Deadlines". When clicked, it shows the following view.
This workflow snippet uses the following strategies:
For Marvin to place the items in the correct sections, this custom screen uses four smart lists that filter tasks based on their end dates.