If you work chaotically your plans are going to be unpredictable. If you want to achieve your goals you need to be more predictable. Are your work chaotically? Don’t worry there is a solution!
You can create your own workflow system using modern apps
Imagine a world where you have a filing system for your thoughts, ideas, and work. What if you could use the same system to keep track of your to-do list, deadlines, and projects? You no longer have to guess what you need to do next or risk forgetting important tasks. There are many apps available for every type of task or project imaginable.
I needed to create my own system to create blog posts consistently. First of all, I found what makes it chaotically. The next step was to find apps that can help me stay focused. The third step was to try to use it once a week (consistently).
I found 4 distractor when I was blogging:
After I aim these distractors I tried to find the best way to beat them.
I sit down on my chair with a cup of coffee. At first, I turn off the second monitor. I turn my phone to flight mode and I run Alfred workflow called “blogging” and then magic (automation) happens:
👉 In my browser I have 3 subreddits to get inspiring topics
👉 Focus To-Do is running to let me focus in Pomodoro style
👉 Ambient playlist is playing
👉 New page in my Notion is created
👉 I’m in full-screen mode in my Notion to don’t leave the context
✅ I have a time limit for creating a blog post
✅ My brain knows that “Now is the time for blogging 🤓”
✅ I know I need to stay focused on this particular task
✅ I have no disruptors like notifications etc.
It will help you stay focused on the task. The system will optimize the needed time to finish the task. You can automate everything these days. I had thought that creating the system for simple tasks like blogging is a pure waste of time. Today I need to admit that when you spend 4h thinking about how you work it will give you at least 2 crucial things:
This is why I’m truly a lover of building workflow systems.