Weeknotes #7 - Productivity Edition

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5 Mar - 11 Mar 2018

I took the plunge and made the switch from Todoist to Omnifocus, stumping up the cash for the Pro edition. Todoist is great although I was finding it hard to keep it up to date in conjunction with my Full Focus Planner. There’s no convenient review mode in Todoist so I found it tricky to quickly review all the projects that I have on the go and make good decisions as to what I needed to work on the coming week. I also found it painful with the horizon tagging system that Michael Hyatt introduced me to. It’s a great system but I was constantly having to re-tag things if I didn’t complete them that day, etc. And this was where my biggest bugbear with Todoist lay. The cross-platform nature is a big plus that you can access it on almost any device or platform however, the native wrappers are sorely lacking. I use Mac OS and iOS and whilst the iOS app is better the mac app is very poor, with constant bugs and annoyances I would spend more time fighting with that than getting work done.

There still some things I’m getting used to to transition to Omnifocus, and the lack of tags is an issue although that’s getting resolved in the not-too-distant future with the imminent release of OmniFocus 3. I’ve been reading and watching videos to get to grips with it and I’ve found some great information on asianefficiency.com which has opened my eyes to some new ways of working that I think will really help with my procrastinating tendencies.

A week in Stoicism

What is the true cost of owning things or giving away your time and attention too freely? Pay attention to what things cost and what they’re worth. Things might be cheap or free, or even expensive in monetary terms, but they cost more in time and attention which leads you astray.

“If a person gave away your body to some passerby, you’d be furious. Yet you hand over your mind to anyone who comes along, so they may abuse you, leaving it disturbed and troubled—have you no shame in that?” Epictetus

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