Daily Gleanings (17 July 2019)

David Allen shares how he would design software for GTD if he could. And he invites those who are able and willing to take a crack at it. But even for those of us who don’t fall into this category, the sketches may still provide some helpful workflow models for improving whatever system it is […]

Daily Gleanings (20 June 2019)

Michael Kruger gives “7 Tips on How to Survive an Ordination Exam.” On reading these suggestions, it strikes me that they are also fairly applicable—some with a little tweaking—to surviving the interview process for a faculty position at a confessional institution. Todoist discusses how to “eat the frog”—i.e., how to focus on one next high-importance […]

Daily Gleanings (13 June 2019)

Todoist has a helpful guide on getting started with the Pomodoro technique. The guide comments in part: half of all workday distractions are self-inflicted — meaning we pull ourselves out of focus … It isn’t just the time you lose on distractions, it also takes time and energy to refocus your attention. After switching gears, […]

Daily Gleanings (11 June 2019)

Michael Thomas discusses the importance of sleep for knowledge work through the lens of a couple key anecdotal narratives. Todoist has published a helpful introduction to “GTD practices and what [they] think is the most intuitive way to implement the[se practices] in Todoist.” The essay comments, in part, that “the key to GTD isn’t the […]

Todoist + Google Calendar

Image via Doist I’ve recently started using Todoist as a personal task and project management tool. The immediately prior iterations I’d tried with Google Inbox and Google Reminders or Microsoft OneNote each had various pain points. Inbox and Reminders integrate with Google Calendar, but can be difficult to adjust in Calendar. Any tasks scheduled at the […]