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Actually I'm a writer on the side as well. I create a new board for each project, with headings -to be done/ redrafting/ Done. Then I also have an uber board where I can see all of the projects that I'm working with at once. On my weekly to do I put the project I'm working on
It's quite flexible because you can move things about, add lists, add new parts to each bit. But it may not work for you. It's good to be creative but I find you need the structure in order to create.
Sure. I use a slightly modified version of Getting Things Done with Trello. All my to dos go into one board. Every Monday I sit down and plan out my week, putting new to dos on a new board, under headings for every day. I have a board per week, then I close it and start again. Every month I see how I've done and every three months I look at more long term aims.
This works for me. It might not for you. All the productivity tips are mostly anecdotal. At the end of the day it's what works for you, what you want to achieve, what you want to prioritise. Remember all advice is autobiographical and may not be for you
A sobering article. I've come to this realisation after looking at what I've been reading over the last six months and alas, most of it has been those types of lists. I've tried a lots of different tools as well. It's only recently that I realised I was actually getting very little done.
- Choose a system that helps you get things done and stay focused, whatever that system looks like for you. Stick with it
is really important. I've settled on a system that works for me. Now I'm going to stop reading those dreaded articles
I feel this as well. In general, many of my peers have had decent careers and got on with living. We haven't been particularly entitled to anything. However, the rising cost of living in cities (London is especially ridiculous) means its harder to get holidays, houses, cars. It's not that we are delusional about our expectations, it's that the odds have been stacked more against us. But even this is just a sweeping generalisation based on nothing more than my own peer group
About a week ago. I upgraded to Windows 10 so did a full backup of everything. I should get in the habit of making a hard backup more often as it can so sadly be lost like in your case.
Of course there are multiple albums at different stages in life, but this one hit the hardest at exactly the right stage in life. The combination of brilliant songs and a philosophical bent really had a huge impact on how I live my life. It's an album that managed to be sad and happy simultaneously whilst sounding like no other band on earth. Be happy seems to be the main message, but behind that there's an implication that no-one really knows what it's all about. I listened when I was a mopy teenager and it turned my life around.
I am Absolutely not going to link to it because it is an abomination that can summon the elder gods and drive humans to madness. I am talking of course about Hillary Duff's cover of 'My Generation'