Here is my first draft of how I am going to capture, store, review, and track ALL THE THINGS!

This is how it is supposed to work:

  • Stuff -> Inbox [Capture]
  • Figure out what to do with Stuff [Store & Review]
  • Do Stuff
  • Review Stored Stuff to See if it can be Done

It's all pretty simple. The hardest part seems to be setting up a routine that works.

I have tried to use Evernote by itself, Evernote with a task manager, Evernote with a task manager & physical notebook, and a ton of other different things.

The tripping up point that I have is the REVIEWING part. I put stuff in a note or notebook and the forget about it.

I NEED TO BUILD REVIEW INTO MY DAILY AND WEEKLY ROUTINE!!!!!
To start doing this I need to build a daily and weekly routine.
I have a cleaning/chore schedule and I have maingly been ignoring the cleaning so I need to get on top of that.

I am starting to thing that a task manager is the best way to go. I like my Bullet Journal notebook and will continue to use that as well.
I just worry about having to track the same things in different places. But, I believe that since the digital task manager is simple I can handle that in addition to the physical notebook.

So, after all this here is how I think I will do these things.

  1. Capture
    I will use Evernote as my main digital inbox. Everything that I think of while I'm out or sitting at a computer or my phone is right next to me will be entered as a new note in Evernote.

  2. I want to start playing around with the Google Assisstant so that I can dictate new things to it as well as the Echo devices we have everywhere. I might need to create some new IFTTT recipes to get it all going.

  3. Possible notebook idea for Evernote - Stuff instead on Inbox to throw all the digital notes into so it's an easy place to review at the end of the day.

  4. Figure it Out
    I will do the GTD thing of if it can be done quickly then just do it.

Then it's a matter of moving that digital note to where it needs to go.
Big Step Here - setup Evernote in the form of GTD with the major categories getting there own notebook stacks. Using tags to help with search is a good idea as well. This is a big project and should be planned out as well.

  1. Review
    THIS IS THE BIGGEST THING THAT I NEED TO START DOING!!!!

EVERY. SINGLE. NIGHT.
EVERY. SINGLE. WEEK.

After work I want to come home, take a shower and then plan out the next day in the Bullet Journal.

If I can create a habit to review and plan I
know
that I will be able to stay on top of everything that I want to do. And everything that I want to help Rachael with.

The reason behind this big as note is to get a sense of momentum in bettering myself.

I am tired of feeling like I am standing still and treading water in my life and my hope is that this will help.