Absolutely stunning sketchbook/journal pages. Click here for more.
Remember letters? You know, from way back in the days before phone calls and faxes and email and texting?
Mr. Wade would like to have a revival and he’s preaching a gospel we believe in.
I use Trello to keep track of things, note progress, and squish special projects onto one “board.”
But my real guide for the day is a simple notecard.
Yep. Mr. Wade is onto something here.
I’ve been running my whole day-to-day life off of 3×5 card for about 20 years now.
On the front of the card I write down the tasks I’d like to get done (and really believe I can get done) that day.
On the back of the card, I capture any incoming tasks that pop up or things I need to write down — like a scratch pad (i.e, things that won’t get done today but I’d like to keep for some other time).
As I get stuff done, I mark it done. Things that don’t get done either get moved to the next day’s list or deferred for later. I notate all of that using my Dash/Plus method for each item at the end of the day.
I keep the card upright, in my face, and looking pretty using Ugmonk’s Analog card holder (just the holder, I use my own 3×5 cards).
Simple. Effective. Never runs out of battery. What we believe in.
As a non-native English speaker, I always found (and still do) that writing things down by hand, and then bringing them into the digital realm, allowed me to create better drafts.
(via Swiss Miss)
All sorts of interesting, serendipitous things happen when you use a paper dictionary, because when you look for a specific word, you have to brush past all sorts of other words before you find the one you’re looking for.
This is important.
The Cramped contributor Harry Marks offers this lovely little video ode to his Smith Corona Typewriter.
I’ve posted and written lots of stuff about the benefits of keeping a daily journal. But, Mr. Sivers introduces another idea that I love and plan to develop — A “Thoughts On” Journal…
There are certain subjects in your life you think about a lot. People, places, hobbies, health, plans, finances.
For each subject that you might have ongoing thoughts about, start a separate “Thoughts On” journal. Whenever you have some thoughts on this subject, open up that file, write today’s date, then start writing.
Love this. There are also a few other ideas presented here worth exploring.
In an age of endless productivity apps, nothing comes close to the deceptively simple combo of The Ivy Lee Method + Analog to master your productivity.
I’d never heard of the Ivy Lee method before. Found this post interesting (and I just received an Analog card holder of my own from Ugmonk and I hope to write about it soon).