1st September 2015

While I love the structure and simplicity of Bullet Journal, there’s no denying that the basic system is weak on planning. Unfortunately that’s something I have to do a lot of, both in my day job and at home. For example if I’m attending a convention I need to make sure to book my train…

1st August 2015

Following my decision to start a bullet journal, I had to decide what kind of notebook and pens to use. I considered using my LiveScribe Echo, but that would limit me to black ink and the narrow range of available dot-paper notebooks, so I’ve opted to go completely analogue this time – which gives me…

17th July 2015

The good thing about getting away from the social media circus for a while is that you don’t get so easily distracted by trivialities; the bad thing is that you miss out on a lot of the cool stuff that everyone’s talking about. Like Bullet Journal, which I only heard about the other day when…

21st January 2014

Unlike many organisation methods, Getting Things Done works in a bottom-up way; that is, you start with the small tasks and work your way up to the big picture. This has the advantage that you can get to work right away and only have to worry about the long term once you have the day-to-day…

7th January 2014

This week’s post is a tad later in the day than planned, as I’m back at the day-job this week and – more crucially – forgot to put “Write next GTD blog post” in Things (the ToDo app I use on my phone and various Macs). A good example of why you should write things…

31st December 2013

One of the things you get asked a lot, as a writer (after “Where do you get your ideas from?”) is “How do you find time to write?”. The simplest answer is that you have to give up other time-consuming activities: watching TV, playing video games, even—to some extent—reading. But even that will only get…