I have tried many, many ways to stay organised and to capture my thoughts. One of my main issues is getting myself to actually look at what I’ve written down. I have a tendency to let things disappear into the background and click off reminders without even realising. I also love s physical notebook but it takes a lot to get into the habit of checking it daily.

One of the things I am trying is making my phone itself a dashboard for organisation using widgets. On my front page here I have a todoist widget and a small view of calendar. On the next homepage I have just one big Google keep note widget which I’m using as a brain dump for when I get random stressy thoughts in my head/ things I need to remember and deal with later. I also have a full monthly view of calendar as another widget on another home screen.

I really like it, especially the calendar but it is not foolproof. I am finding that im already ignoring the todoist list and still going back to Google keep which is one of my favourite apps for thought capturing.

  • @JujuOPM
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    61 year ago

    I had a lot of success with bullet journalling for a long while but as usually happens I fell off the habit. I’ve come to accept that I have to constantly think of novel ways to organise and change them around as that’s the way my brain works. I do love bullet journalling though, it’s really effective when used consistently and in a way to fit your use case.

    • @[email protected]
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      41 year ago

      That’s the thing. It works when you keep up with it. When I need it the most is when life gets hard, but I’m most likely to not keep up because of the stress of it all, but if I’d kept it up, it would relieve some of that stress. Ugh!

      • @JujuOPM
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        41 year ago

        Yeh I know. I think the core functionality of a bullet journal (minimalist, mostly just doing dailies with an index) is the most useful thing to get right and if developed as a habit can work even when you’re overwhelmed and have less time. I just find even getting myself to open a notebook is a challenge when I’m all frantic and all over the place.

        I consistently use a notebook for work (sort of) but find that I have a tendency to lose it everywhere if I carry it around too much also. I started using Google keep so I could have access to my thoughts everywhere and didnt have to keep walking around with a notebook I was likely to put down and forget.