I really enjoyed this post about using Things 3. I’ve been using it off and on since last year but this post has already changed how I structure my projects. The funny thing is I now have more areas and projects but I don’t feel as overloaded as when I had a more dense hierarchy. I previously had projects children of companies or bigger contexts. Now projects have their own area.
TODO lists never seem to work for me. I’ve tried most of them from OmniFocus to the Bullet Journal to scheduling every moment of every day on a calendar. Between my work at BA3, side projects, CocoaHeads and CocoaHeads.tv, and just normal home tasks; I struggle with this daily. This afternoon I decided to try another brand of TODO list, Remember the Milk and I think I realized why I don’t stick with it.
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I feel like I link to Manton Reece all the time here. His blog is really the reason for why I’ve started blogging again. I often struggle with the dilemma of choice when it comes to things to get done. Work stuff is easier because someone is depending on you. It’s so easy to rationalize away your own goals. This idea of getting one thing done really resonates with me. Using something like Pomodoro or any task system, you can even try to get one thing done in some fixed set of time.