My Productivity Process – part 2: Physical

Intro: I moved back to using a notebook daily for my tasks and events. I also use a digital todo list to capture long-term items and a digital calendar because it’s always available and easier to add/search events. I wanted to take some time to document my process in case it’s helpful to others. Also, it helps me catalog how I work so I can review periodically to look for efficiencies. Feel free to comment or ask questions, I’ll do my best to reply!

I’ll detail the setup of the physical part of my system here. We looked at photos of my actual notebook and pens in part one, so this post deals more with the sections, spreads, pages, or whatever you want to call them, that I use in my notebook regularly.

Note: this is part two of a four part series. Part one is available here. Parts three and four are coming soon.

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My Productivity Process – part 1: Intro

Intro: I moved back to using a notebook daily for my tasks and events. But I also use a digital todo list to capture long-term items and a digital calendar because it’s always available and easier to add/search events. I wanted to take some time to document my process in case it’s helpful to others. Also, it helps me catalog how I work so I can review periodically to look for efficiencies. Feel free to comment or ask questions, I’ll do my best to reply!

I’ll detail the actual components I use in this post. Follow-up parts will go through each component in more detail.

Note: this is part one of a four part series. Part two is available here. Parts three and four coming soon.

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My Journal Process

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I got this

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Urban Planner … I wish

I’ve always been pretty fascinated with urban planning. When I was a kid, I would play with my Lego and Matchbox cars and build out a whole city complete with a freeway/autobahn. SimCity was one of my favorite games for a long time, and I love the slew of the Read more…