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Personal Productivity in Review – SavedToMindpalace #3

Two weeks ago I shared an article with you about personal productivity that I saved to my Mindpalace. It was in this little segment that we like to call "SavedToMindpalace".

I saved it back then because personal productivity is a very relevant topic for me right now. Especially when it comes to optimizing my daily routines, I am currently actively searching for better ways to structure my day. And because I found the article so simple yet inspiring, I wanted to take away some key insights that I can then integrate into my daily life.

Although the article was amazing, I had already completely forgotten about it - my interesting insights were gone.

But then! - I received a push notification along those lines: Hey you, this was super relevant to you last week. Why don't you go back and revisit the things that you wanted to take away?

So, I did. I went back into my Mindpalace and actually skimmed the highlights and notes I had taken. While going through this list, I realised that the insights were still very much relevant today (duh!), but I that I had just completely forgotten most of them. 

In today's times, this is absolutely normal. We take in so much inspiring content every day that it can be a bit overwhelming - sometimes we can all use a little reminder to stick to the things we wanted to learn.

If you also tend to forget the interesting things that you have just read or heard, then Mindpalace is exactly for you. Try out Mindpalace here or shoot me a message at yannik@mind-palace.io.

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Personal Productivity – SavedToMindpalace #1

Today, I discovered one of the best articles on personal productivity I've ever read. It was this one right here by Marc Andreessen written back in 2007. I found it so insightful and important that I wanted to remember it for later.

So, this is what I did: I saved it to my Mindpalace (How to Save to Mindpalace?) on my iPhone, and then added a couple of highlights of the most important passages. 

The highlighting really helps me in fixing the key insights I had while reading. Usually, I just skim the text I just read and add the highlights using Mindpalace. This literally only takes a couple of minutes and then next time I won't need to read through the whole article again. 

Here's what I took away from the article: 

  • "Keep three and only three lists: a Todo List, a Watch List, and a Later List"
  • "Each night before you go to bed, prepare a 3x5 index card with a short list of 3 to 5 things that you will do the next day."
  • "Use the back of the 3x5 cards as your Anti-Todo List"  
    • "Every time you do something -- anything -- useful during the day, write it down in your Anti-Todo List on the card." 

👉 I really love the Anti-Todo List. Oftentimes you end the day thinking "What the hell have I done today?". This list does wonders in showing you the small and big things you checked off throughout your day that you didn't even remember in the evening.

Throughout the next weeks I'll try to incorporate these simple tricks into my daily routine. Will keep you posted.

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