I don’t know why I didn’t think of it before, I’m going to start using Trello to organise my life.
I guess I’ve always used lists to keep organised, but it’s been a mix of Microsoft word, notepad, google docs and a moleskin notepad. Some lists might not get looked at for weeks and I’m not particularly good at remembering things that come to mind throughout the day. It’s about time I tried to pull everything together and get a system that works.
Trello is super easy to use and it’s quick to move things between lists and re-order items within lists.
I’ve set up two boards — me and work. Each board has a number of lists and here’s what I started with:
- to do
- house jobs
- bucket list
- friends to connect with
- to do
- my interests
- sources for finding companies
- companies — to look at
- companies — to contact
- companies — applied
- people to catch up with
That pretty much covers everything at the moment.
I’m going to make a habit of carrying around a notepad with me so I can get stuff quickly out of my head, when and as I think of them. I’ll then move them from notepad to trello at the end of the day.
When I sit down each morning to think about the day ahead, I’ll start with the lists.
I’m looking forward to seeing it works. I think the process of catching ideas quickly with a notepad will mean I’ll forget things less and get more done. Using trello will keep lists front and centre of my daily planning process — again, I should get more done.
I’ll let you know how it works out and if you have any tips for using lists and keeping organised, feel free to suggest here 😉