I bought a new paper notebook.
I’ve tried bullet journaling on the iPad, and it’s fine. But I wasn’t consistent with it.
I’ve tried going fully digital, or using 3×5 cards for a daily to-do list.
I’ve tried a lot of things, okay?
While it doesn’t always stick around forever, I tend to find a better headspace when I start a fresh notebook for keeping track of things.
I need to tell myself it’s okay not to have the best long-term answer if I at least find a good answer for now.
I wrote before about craving simple solutions. I didn’t see how simple things could be.
I need two lists:
- The things I can do
- The things I am doing
One is for remembering hard due dates or where my progress is at with a larger project. This one’s digital.
The other is to make sure I know where my time goes, and to remind me that I have more time than I think, but not enough time for everything. That’s the notebook.
Every part of it reminds me that there’s only so much time. A page is only so long. A notebook has only so many pages.
And every page I use can’t be taken back.
It’s always sitting there, asking the question: What’s next?