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In my GTD system I create a daily plan for all the things I want to have worked on until the day ends. So I would put "practice Japanese" there every day to have something to check off when you have done it. On the other hand "practice Japanese" is very unspecific. In that case I would create a project that says "Learn Japanese" and then e.g. a list of ...


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OrgMode distinguishes between a deadline and a scheduled date. Deadline is usually when the task is due, scheduled in the OrgMode context is the day when you should start doing a task. So if you have an agenda view you would see the tasks that you should already work on as "Sched 2x" if you should do it since 2 days. Other idea would be to introduce a TODO ...


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You need to either make it actionable or throw it out. Does "Be more pragmatic" mean throwing out mementos you only keep for sentimental value? Does it mean spending less time with your friends and more time working? Does it mean experimenting with different methods of managing your time and measuring which works better instead of relying on the opinions of ...


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You are correctly doing the capture stage. What you need to fine-tune is your clarification or processing stage. For which you have series of questions. You would look at 1st item in mind sweep (top to bottom approach, and once processed it doesn't remain in inbox stack) 1st Question - What the heck is it? If what you have written is not, clear and complete ...


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A mindsweep list is just a list of potential triggers for new tasks, projects, and ideas. When I do a mindsweep, I take a moment or two for each item on the mindsweep list and ponder it. If anything pops into my head, I jot it down on a piece of paper. For example, the mindsweep list item might be "appointments". I'll think about it and remember that I ...


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I usually don't recommend trello, but in this case, Trello for your Personal Kanban would be awesome. I would make a few columns for your backlog. Things that need to be done | things that are coming up | Things to do today. When possible make the ticket pictures of the way you want that task to look when it is done. That's why trello .... the pictures. ...


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You might want to read Atul Gawande's The Checklist Manifesto. One of the chapters talks about how the process of building a high-rise was, in essence, one giant checklist. An important part of it was exit meetings with key people (not unlike the people you are dealing with your renovation). It helped catch issues before they became costly either in terms ...


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Depending on the size of your renovation, Trello or another kanban style board may be ideal for seeing your progress. Trello has an example board for a kitchen remodel you can look over. Color coded labels can help with tracking plumbing, electrician, etc and you can create the lists based off of the statuses.


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Wekan is an open-source kanban board, heavily inspired by Trello.



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