This has been a week of paper.
Goal 1: Paper Journals
I've wholly moved away from using my pocket notebook to only my Confidant. Since I'm primarily working from home, it stays on my desk or tucked in my Tom Bihn Ristretto bag with a handy dandy Pilot G2 .07mm attached.
[Side Note: I used to have a Lamy Safari fountain pen, but lost it. It was a very sad day. I haven't brought myself to buy one again yet. Pilot G2's suffice for the time being.]
I'm writing down my daily action lists every morning during my daily review. Throughout the day, depending on the day, I'll either take really well organized notes, or scattershot notes. I tend to be an outliner, so it works well for me.
My retention has gone up, but sometimes, if I miss writing something right away, I fail to get it down in its entirety without missing something else.
I've only missed 1 night of journaling so far, and the scanning my pages to Evernote has been a nice way to archive the contents. I haven't gone back to refer to the contents yet, but I'm sure it will be helpful.
Finally, having a paper notebook in front of me has largely solved the capture problem. Either at the end of my work day or when I journal, I'll go back and process all my notes for tasks.
I'm going back to the Dashboard view. That high level perspective is so much more helpful than contexts and Forecast alone. Much like what @wilsonng stated, I have one spot I can go in the morning to review what is past due, due, and flagged so I can determine the best plan of action forward. Those will get written in my notebook.
That being said, this experiment is showing me the value of contexts, which I didn't fully understand before. My list expanded quite a bit, so i have to do some pruning. I also have to make some adjustments to my modes of work. I threw some "best guesses" out there previously, and now I'm adjusting them to what I'm learning I actually do.
Two contexts I'm developing as well: Cleaning, and Sharpen the Saw.
Cleaning - I tend to be pretty bad at keeping track of household chores. This context will help me keep track of what needs to be done whenever I feel like cleaning.
Sharpen the Saw - From 7 Habits, I'll use this context for anything relating to personal development, unless it best fits in another context.
I'll report back when I clean this up.
Goal 2 - Moving Around
I went for a walk once this week. I think I'll go again today. While not where I hope to be, it is a start. I've been sitting way too much.
Goal 3 - Disconnect
My disconnect day is Saturday. It's the one day a week I most often don't have some form of a commitment.
Last week, I succeeded in disconnecting from my normal routine. I did not entirely stay disconnected from technology, but that's not the point. I rested. I even rested by diving into some Ruby on Rails for fun. [I have a background in Computer Science, but never took a job in the field after graduating. It turned out to be great, but I still like coding and development.]
There's one last thing I want to leave with you here...