Almost productive and owner of my time is a series I am writing about my views and research regarding productivity and how they translate into my work and life to methods, tools and tricks. This is not a series on all the things that failed. Definitely not on what will work for you (who am I to tell you that?). I’ll stick to explaining what is working for me – at this moment.
Admittedly, one of the main reasons is really selfish: I want to write and post more! Because this topic is so interesting to me, I started with this one. A series will make me write or feel like I am failing something (sort of like a worldwide accountability tool).
Selfishness is not the only driver, though. I really enjoy reading what others think and discover on their explorations. Also often think that I am grateful for their taking the time to do it. So I guess it’s my time to give back to the collective and share my experiences and gathered knowledge.
Who is this for?
If you’re anything like me and you like procrastinating while reading about others’ productivity, this is for you 🙂
On a serious note, though, I hope that there are ideas, tips, tricks or tools here that might help you on your own journey. It’s also why I plan to tackle many topics:
- Organizing my schedule
- Work vs. Personal
- Note taking vs. Note making
- Time management techniques: rigid vs. flexible
- Task Management: digital vs. analog, tools and methods and when I use each
- Bullet Journalling or Journalling in general
- Connecting all the things: on automation
I am a sucker for productivity and tools! Name a book – I likely read it (or most likely heard of it). Name a tool – I likely tried it (statistically there’s a high chance it didn’t work for me). Suggestions of topics not on this list are more than welcome!
I plan to write a new post weekly (fingers crossed).
- As a developer working in a distributed setting, I have the freedom to use the tool that works best for me and experience with many tools and methods. I realize this is not true to everyone and some people might have pre-set tool they need to work with. I still hope some tips might come in handy – especially related to note making, organizing schedules, etc..
- This is strictly a series on how I manage my time and tools – now! Things will change as I do. They might not apply to and I don’t mean to imply they will.