02 Oct 2022
Productivity is one of my favorite things to read about and experiment with.
A list of various resources I’ve found helpful:
- The book Getting Things Done as recommendations for a general system
- Notion as a personal wiki creator
- Obsidian for note-taking
- The Task Notebook as a physical templated system for each day
- Toggl for self tracking work
- RescueTime for getting a more high fidelity / granular automated audit log of work
- QuickTime’s screen recording for observing my own work sessions for reviewing what I did over some time on my computer
I believe strongly in the “what gets measured is what gets managed” principle. High-fidelity tracking of work I think is the only way to create accurate descriptions of why specific tasks took as long as they did. Otherwise, it becomes near impossible to account for meaningful amounts of time without generalizing.
It surprises me that most task management and project management software relies on self-reporting time, which puts the burden of measurement and accuracy on a human being. Wouldn’t it be great if software did this?