The Weekly Review

by Chris Bowler

Mike Vardy talks a little about how he uses paper in conjunction with his overall digital productivity system. While his overall list of tasks is in an app, he uses paper for a few purposes. One stuck out to me:

There are times when I feel stuck, and that’s when I’ll bring some of the items in my task manager onto the larger paper pad/notebook. This gives me a good view at what I’ve got on tap for the day. Then I’ll evaluate those items in tandem with other factors (energy level, whether it is a heavy-lifting or a light-lifting day, etc.) just to give me a better chance to push through it.

This is similar to a link I shared a couple weeks ago, and I subscribe to this practice. And like Mike, my hybrid system uses paper to manage my day to day as well as to “clear the decks” from time to time.