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How I use Todoist, updated

It's been nearly a year since I wrote about how I use Todoist to manage my tasks and projects. This post has been one of my most popular this year, so I wanted to do a follow up to explain how I've changed my process recently.

I've ...


Healthy habits and hacks

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I've been making a few small changes lately to my daily habits and how I set up my day. While each of these is a small change, altogether they've improved how productive I am, and reduced my stress levels.

Google calendar emails

I use Google calendar for all ...


2017 planner setup

Second Hobonichi order

My second (and last) Hobonichi order arrived this week, so I'm finally all set for 2017. I've changed my mind a few times in the past couple of months about what setup I want for my 2017 planners, and no doubt I'll change my mind throughout the ...


Review: Slice Planner

I was recently offered a prototype of a new "augmented reality notebook" to review. The Slice Planner is a hybrid digital/analogue notebook that you can support on Kickstarter right now. Thanks to the Slice Planner team for sending out a prototype for me to review.

Slice Planner hard cover

I haven't reviewed ...


2017 Jibun Techo

Jibun Techo with Pilot Custom Heritage 92

I received a new toy to play with a couple of days ago, called a Jibun Techo. It's a planner from Japan that's competing with Hobonichi, but it seems much more rare to see these in the wild, so I've had lots of questions about it.

I ...


Sketchnotes: Single-tasking

I create sketchnotes as part of my research process when working on articles for my freelance clients. See all my posts about sketchnotes here.

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Finished article: Forget multitasking! How to improve your focus and productivity with single-tasking

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Monthly Review: October 2016

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Last month's review. All monthly reviews.

What did I complete that I am proud of this month?

✔️ My fifth magazine/feature article pitch (5 was my goal for the year)

✔️ Huge progress on Exist for iOS, both fixing stuff in the location branch and building/improving the food branch ...


Sketchnotes: Eisenhower matrix

I create sketchnotes as part of my research process when working on articles for my freelance clients. See all my posts about sketchnotes here.

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Finished article: Prioritise your work using the Eisenhower matrix

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Monthly Review: September 2016

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Last month's review. All monthly reviews.

This month's goals

✔️ Finish editing my first personal essay and pitch it to a publication

✔️ Catch up on Exist iOS deadlines and be on time or early by end of September

✔️ Restart gymnastics classes

✖️ Draft a new essay/feature article

I got ...


Some of my favourite blogs

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I wasn't too much into blogs when they were a big deal, initially. I'm quite late to the party, I guess, but I really like the idea of everyone having their own blog, and using posts to reply to other posts, and using RSS to keep up with ...

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