All of us can benefit from the concept of timeboxing – the dynamic of breaking our workflow down into bite-size blocks of time. Some of the benefits we tap into: added focus, increased mental agility and perspective. For me, the Pomodoro Technique has been a way to "steal" blocks of time here and there... to … Continue reading Francesco Cirillo’s “Pomodoro Technique” – in WorkFlowy
They say it takes 21 days to form a habit... but how to even get through those first 21 days?... and then go well beyond? And how does it play out in WorkFlowy? Here's a show-and-tell of Jerry Seinfeld's "Don't Break the Chain!" hack – a strategy I've used scores of times to build habits … Continue reading Jerry Seinfeld’s “Don’t Break The Chain!” method – in WorkFlowy
Decisions, decisions. Often when creating a new WorkFlowy outline you'll have to make a choice as to your setup. Do you set your outline up according to chronological date? Activity? Context? Location?... etc? WorkFlowy tags allow you to have your items or tasks in multiple categories... they can be in more than one place at … Continue reading Your Items in Multiple WorkFlowy Contexts with Tagging 101
Ever had a problem with procrastination? Hmmm? Of course, you already know that one of the main causes of procrastination is really that many of our tasks are too general… too vague... too fuzzy. We don't have a physical next action to make a start on. The powerful and oh-so-simple GTD “Next Action” dynamic has all the elbow room and leg space you’ll … Continue reading Overcome Procrastination by Breaking Down Your (GTD) Next Actions in WorkFlowy
Last year I wrote a post on a really smart (but rather convoluted) way of “tracking changes” in WorkFlowy, à la Microsoft Word (that is, for those who use WorkFlowy for collaborative purposes). It worked rather well for me at the time – but I’ve since moved onto a solution that requires zero hacks and doesn’t conflict with what your … Continue reading Tracking Changes – WorkFlowy and Google Docs Play Nicely
Some time back I came out with a post on The Power of Reading Books in WorkFlowy. Once in a while I do get books into WorkFlowy. Books that I want to suck the marrow out of. That’s a full-blown post you should check out… but how about the aesthetics of reading? Aesthetics that make it that much … Continue reading Reading ‘The Art of War’ in WorkFlowy. In style.
A couple of moons back I came out with a post on the Workflowy Re-Painter style which allowed us to tweak Painter for WorkFlowy’s 17 punch-you-in-the-face colors and tone them down (or choose your own colors). But what this didn’t allow is for us to get background colors for lists in any browser… and we couldn’t create our … Continue reading 140+ Background Colors for Your WorkFlowy Lists