Shannon and Janine get excited talking about task management and the various methods we’ve used over the years to stay happy and productive while trying to get stuff done.
Discussion topics include:
- Mark Forster‘s task management systems
- Todoist, which we’re both customizing to our needs
- The importance of writing down tasks
- Using Post-it® Notes to keep track of tasks
- The value of shaking up your system
- To-do List Bingo
- Mark Forster’s AutoFocus system
- Todoist (Janine and Shannon’s current task-management app)
- Janine’s original blog post on To-Do List Bingo
4 thoughts on “Episode 6: Task Management”
Based upon the information in this podcast, I decided to give ToDoIst a go. I tried it for a month and found that it just didn’t work for me. I didn’t like having it tell me that I was “overdue” all the time when I had just simply decided to move a task to another time. Although I keep my calendar on Google, I found that I prefer a written to-do list. In taking the Top-Down Zero Procrastination course by Karen Kingston (of “Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui” fame), I have found a system that works very well for me. It is paper-based and deceptively simple yet powerful. I wish I could tell more about it in this space, but one of the requirements in taking Karen’s courses is an agreement not to share her course content with others. I have been using this system now for several months and have gotten so much more accomplished than I ever thought possible. I may be “old school” with a paper-based To-Do book, but it really works for me. I have a sense of completion with this system that I have never had before.
We both go between paper and digital depending on the day. The important thing is figuring out what works for you, and letting yourself adapt and change as you need to. Sounds like you have that!