In a recent episode, I talked about the Reflect app, but I've decided to switch to another app that offers some exciting features. I'll be recording a separate episode about this new app, but there are two main reasons why I made the switch. First, it also has an integration with GPT-4, which I find fascinating and useful. Second, this app functions like a funnel, allowing me to take fast daily notes and more structured notes and then act on them.
The new app I'm using has task capabilities that are far better than Reflect. It even offers time blocking, which is a game-changer for me. With this app, I can create a task calendar and see my real meetings alongside my tasks. It essentially serves as a funnel between an idea and task execution, making it easy to allocate time for each task.
With over 20 years of experience in productivity, I've learned that:
Without time blocking, nothing really happens.
People often have long to-do lists that feel overwhelming, and they mistakenly believe that all tasks take the same amount of time. Of course, this isn't true, as some tasks take much longer than others.
Time blocking has proven to be effective for me, even if it can be stressful at times. It allows me to see how I'm progressing with my tasks and which ones I'm falling behind on. Despite the occasional stress, I haven't found a better method for managing my time and tasks.
If you know of a better method — let me know.