How I get things done (while trying to keep my sanity)
Key Points <ul><li>Capture: Place tasks and appointments into your system as soon as possible. </li><ul><li>I always am either near my computer or iPhone, so this is easy. </li></ul><li>Store: Use the cloud to make this information available everywhere.
Setting up your task list <ul><li>Create a Personal and Work list to track the day to day.
Create a list for any project with more than a few tasks.
Tag any item you can't do now with “ Depends ” </li></ul>
Set up helper lists <ul><li>Create a list to summarise your next actions. </li><ul><li>not tag:depends </li></ul><li>Create a list to review pending tasks. </li><ul><li>tag:depends </li></ul><li>Create a list to review stale tasks. </li><ul><li>(NOT addedWithin:”1 week”) AND due:never </li></ul><li>Review these lists regularly! </li></ul>
Set up calendar <ul><li>Get an ical link for your calendar </li><ul><li>Under calendar settings in Google Calendar </li></ul><li>Make it ubiquitous across all your devices! </li><ul><li>(So you can capture an event as soon as you know about it) </li></ul></ul>
Automate where you can <ul><li>Automation is largely application specific
But here are some ideas... </li><ul><li>Use ifttt to tell you to cover your car if it will snow tomorrow
Set up a recurring maintenance schedule for your house
Make progress on long term projects by scheduling regular reviews </li></ul></ul>
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