Hi - recently joined The Guild, but have been lurking for some time.
I’ve developed a system using some of the unique features of Notability. The system combines journaling with gentle project/task management, culminating in a daily, weekly, monthly and annual narrative. The entire system is designed to answer the question: “What did I do five months ago… 4 days ago… 6 years ago?” And provide an answer that is based on facts while appealing to one’s sense of nostalgia.
The system consists of one long running Notability note of everything that is on your mind… tasks, projects, worries, doodles, mindmaps, waiting for’s… even screen capture/graps. You simply keep adding to the page as you would a personal journal (see the attached screen capture of an actual page from my system).
At the end of the day:
Flag all pages with outstanding tasks (green highlights).
At the end of the week:
Create a summary entry of the highs/lows & nodal events of your week
At the end of the month:
Create a summary of highs/lows & nodal events of your month
At the end of the year:
Read monthly summaries to get a complete picture of how your year went. Craft a narrative describing the past year, and use that information to plot how you would like to manage the upcoming year.
I have been using this workflow for appx two years, and with it, managed my private therapy practice, writing/speaking gigs and learning how to urban sketch. I’m also a husband and father to three little boys. Official bio: https://morethanlove.ca/about/
I believe the system can be refined, enhanced, etc. If anyone is willing to try the system, I would greatly appreciate any feedback or creative enhancements that you can offer.