It‘s that time of the year again, where we write big intentions into fancy new notebooks, only to fall of the band wagon three weeks later. I have to confess, I used the break between Christmas and the New Year to, well not set intentions, but to evaluate how I spend my time. I even watched some productivity classes on Skillshare, only to be reminded that I am not and never will be a workaholic. Yet, there are things I want to do, and somehow don‘t do. And that bugged me. Hence, the productivity classes. I actually did learn valuable stuff in the class, for example why we struggle with actually doing things even though we want to do them, and what exactly motivation is. I learned useful numbers how much time I should spent planning and reviewing those plans and systems. How reviewing things is crucial.
Through the class I discovered Notion, the note taking app I had been looking for and never found, because it is very versatile and does all the things I want. I used it immediately to list all the things running haywire in my brain, and now we will see if I can actually stick to my plan to plan, execute and review my projects on a regular basis. I also used it to organize my big writing project and other ideas, and even work stuff. I‘m so glad I finally have a database for all the things that don‘t work well with paper notebooks.