Organizing Life and Work
Ever since I was in grade school, I've been organizing my life...down to the minute. I am that type-A. Before Google calendar, I had an assignment notebook in 4th grade and used the Franklin Covey method to organize my school work and activities.
I was a weird kid.
I have gotten a lot better over the years. I've learned that not everything can be mapped out in life, but God knows, I've tried. As a result of my OCD, I've tried out almost every system to organize my life and at least for my daily work stuff, I landed on using Trello as my go-to organizer.
Trello is basically a online board where you can post tasks in different designated columns. It's really nice for anyone who uses a Kanban organizing system. Kanban was created in the 1940s by Taiichi Ohno, who was a Toyota engineer, attempting to streamline daily workflows at Toyota. The basic setup of a Kanban schedule is about designating individual tasks — typically represented by post-it notes or a digital equivalent — and moving from left to right through columns. Think about columns like... Due Now, Due This Week, Due Later, etc.
Pros: A visual representation of your work tasks and work streams, the freemium option works for most people's needs, and its great for those who have OCD and want to zero out their daily tasks :)
Cons: I think the mobile app isn't as great as the desktop version because it is not as intuitive, but the functionality gets better and better after each update.