On one of my first few dates with Bruce, he started talking to me about his passion for Omnifocus. I already knew Bruce was incredibly organized and nerded out about pens, paper, taking notes, and being productive. But this took my love for this nerd to a new level. On multiple occasions we have talked about productivity apps for over an hour. I had heard of Omnifocus before but never thought I had enough going on to organize this way, and boy was I wrong. These past few months have had my brain feeling a lot like this image by A Pair of Pears, "too many tabs open". He set me up with Omnifocus a few weeks ago, and I am a natural. I love Omnifocus because it allows you to completely dump all of your tasks you have floating around your brain in to one place, your 'inbox', and then organize the tasks by what you need to do first and what can be put off for another day. It also allow you to build different projects, which I am using to separate individual task, blog projects I work on, calligraphy projects, and the to-do list Bruce and I have for our move. It has been really helpful to stay on top of everything at the same time.
I typically open Omnifocus in the morning to review everything I need to do that day. The Forecast mode shows how many tasks you have per day, and shows events that are scheduled in your calendar at the bottom. You can organize what time you need to get something done, and it will send you alerts. Task can be as small as calling mom or as large as rebranding your blog. Throughout the day it is gratifying to check things off your list. During the day you can add new things for the next day or week. After my work day, I will open it again to add or check things off. Then before I go to bed I make sure evert thing thats on my mind is schedule into Omnifocus, which has been allowing my brain to relax enough to sleep.
Every day I'm doing my best to be productive, follow my dreams, and be happy with the work I'm doing.
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