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Organizing Myself on Paper: Update 2

It’s hard to believe that my three-month experiment to try to organize myself on paper is almost over. It’s been a while since my last update, and quite a bit has happened since then.

Since February, three streams of chaos converged on my life. The effect of that was to make a lot of what I was doing a lot more difficult. I got knocked off track. However, once I started to get my bearings again, my paper to-do list really helped.

How? It helped me focus. I made sure to only record the tasks that were important. Those tasks were the ones I let slide, including writing and preparing a few presentations.

I had to make an effort to get back on the pen and paper horse, but I think it was worth it. As I wrote in the last paragraph, using pen and paper helped me regain my focus. That, in itself, was a blessing.

There’s only about a week left before this experiment ends. As I mentioned in my last update, I’m still undecided about whether I’ll keep using pen and paper exclusively once this experiment concludes. I plan try using a hybrid of analog and digital.

Check back next week for a post mortem.

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