My simple "work on what I want" system
You could summarize my 2022 as "overwhelming". I want 2023 to be "simple and effective"
To say that 2022 has been overwhelming for me is an understatement. It was a year full of pressure, loaded with projects, thousands of commitments, delusions, and struggles. I think I never faced a year so challenging. I burned myself out. My workflows broke. My to-do’s piled up. I was working on a lot of stuff, mostly stuff I didn’t like doing, and making little to no progress at all on my goals.
As the year was coming to an end, I was feeling the urge to change my approach. My career didn’t move forward the way I wanted it to, and I was losing track of projects and missing deadlines. So I sat down: I wanted to dump everything that I needed to do into a sortable list.
I didn’t mean to create a new system or something I would’ve used for a long period of time — but it worked way better than I thought, and I came back to it the day after. And then, the day after that. In just a few days, I was back on track, working on projects I liked, making progress, and overall feeling much better.
In this article, I will explain this little system of mine, as I believe it might come in handy to other busy creatives. I will also provide a link to a Notion template — the same thing I’m using these days, but ready to be filled in by you.
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