We all lead crazy lives. If we could magically add an hour to the day, most of us would add two just so we could get a little more done.
And if you’re like me you work from several places – an office, at home, in the bathroom, while driving, while sleeping…
The more projects I add to my existing schedule the more notes I’m taking. The more notes I take, the more I think about a more effective system of note-taking. I’m fairly effective when it comes to maintaining a lean, mean, fighting to-do list, but it’s all the other little scraps of notes that are getting to me:
- ideas / brainstorms
- websites to visit later
And let’s not forget my favorite: those weird, kooky messages I write myself before falling asleep that are impossible to interpret the next morning.
So now I’m left wondering…How SHOULD I track all this stuff?
I know there are software applications to handle to-dos…maybe that’s the answer. There are note-taking tools, and you can use neat little applications to let you mark-up web pages/add sticky notes to them as reminders, etc. I’m not so sure it’s even about which tool to use, as much as it’s about building a system for myself that works.
It’s not a question of falling behind or even about things falling through the cracks (at least not yet!) It’s about consolidating everything that’s going on into one system/structure and place that I can use effectively and brainlessly (the system has to be so easy that I’ll stick with it.)