We’re constantly bombarded with the new hot new app or updates from the ones we already use - staying up to date with everything can feel like a full time job! Heck, in the case of my friend Francesco of Keep Productive, it is!
When you plan the week ahead the bullet journal and other analog planners can be the most effective. Distractions are low and focus is high because paper is the original single-task planning tool. There’s nothing to learn in a bullet journal - only things to write and then to do.
That simplicity is a core part of what makes the bullet journal so useful but also a bit difficult. Once you’ve planned the day or week, there’s nothing else to do except the work.
Figuring out new app updates, features, and workflows is fun but it can be a sneaky element of the downhill work we talked about yesterday. What a bullet journal does is accelerate the uphill work because you spend so little time in the tool itself.