“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” – the saying goes.
But what if you didn’t know it was broken and you kept using it anyway? What if there was a better system out there that was actually a better fit for you?
I was happy for a long time using Bullet Journal® before I realized it no longer met my needs. In that way, it was broken but I didn’t know it.
For me, having a totally analog system wasn’t working. I used my MacBook Pro and iPhone for nearly everything else so I couldn’t get behind using a notebook for keeping my contacts list nor my appointments, so I designed a system that did.
Why you’d want to start using Zen-Journal
1- Because you’re already using your smartphone for appointments. Zen-Journal is the first analog tasks and life management system that uses a pen, notebook, and your favorite digital device. The way I see it…if you’re not using your current system the way it was designed to be used, then it’s broken. You need a system that takes advantage of the technology in your pocket because you’re already making that modification.
2- Because you’re migrating too many tasks on a daily basis. In other analog systems, incomplete or unattempted tasks are migrated to the following day. When this occurs more frequently, it’s a sign that you’re ranking your tasks according to urgency rather than relevance. This leads to task stacking. If you get a bit backed up, your previously scheduled tasks become stacked, kind of like a traffic jam. This creates even more urgency and more frustration. Zen-Journal ranks tasks according to how relevant they are to a given day. Instead of scheduling tasks at the beginning of the month into a monthly spread that has little context, Zen-Journal uses a relevancy filter to determine which tasks are more important for a given day. The result is less migration and increased productivity.
3- You appreciate having more room on days you have a lot going on. Pre-printed planners always made me feel boxed in. Zen-Journal’s Day-At-A-Time Work Area allows me to use as many pages as I need on any given day. Some days I use half a page and other days I use 5-10 pages, depending on what the day holds. I use it for everything: work, home, creative pursuits, …everything. Because I’m a writer, many of the blog posts and book projects have their origins in my Zen-Journal. If an entry is significant and I need to know where it is in the future, I place it in the Index that functions for exactly that purpose.
There are many more reasons why you should try Zen-Journal; you become more mindful in your planning, you get more important things done because you’re ranking your tasks by relevance instead of urgency, plus many more.
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