I use OmniFocus on my Mac religiously. I love having a place to put down all the ideas I have and then organize them.
That way, when I have a weekend like this weekend where I don’t have many pressing pre-planned things, I can look through the list and decide what I’d like to do with my time.
I am not a fan of To Do lists. They feel oppressive and nagging and they kill my creativity. With OmniFocus I can put the time I think a project will take (if I want) and for items that need to be done by a specific date I can add that. I tend to do that for work stuff, but not for creative ideas.
The coolest thing is to look through all the ideas I’ve had and realize that boredom is a fallacy.
Truly, the only downside is choosing which of the multitude of really fun, creative things I should do next! I admit that sometimes I’ll choose one, but another keeps calling to me and I will stop one to go on to the other. Some projects take longer to accomplish that way, but boy do I sleep well after a day like that.
No wasted moments. Taking responsibility for my slack as well as my productivity.
Today? Breakfast, Farmer’s Market, working on the astronomy website. When I finish my coffee and updating OmniFocus.
Originally published at Stage 3: bohemian. You can comment here or there.