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I never used a project management system before, and started using Asana and am finding it so helpful!
Good to hear. For me, I found making a Google Sheet and organizing all my projects into the tiered categories helped me. I already use Google Keep on a daily basis for my to-do/next actions and for my current projects (for me, my family, and beyond). I've used Asana in the past but for some reason I'm not gravitating to right now. I may open it up and try again.
I'm using Microsoft To Do for short and long-term, but I had a look at GQueues and that looks pretty nice as well
I am slowly learning about Asana, but additional resources would be helpful!
If anyone knows of any helpful Asana tutorial videos please share :)
I used it for my previous non-profit board I was on. It was helpful. Asana itself has great tutorials.
April mentioned that … we aren't super human... you can't do everything. the journal from Awesome with Alison also helps me encourages me to find awesome in the little things
Stacey I had that same "aha" moment when I was constantly holding/nursing the baby. It was so helpful to let go
Glad I am in good company @molly :) It is freeing!
free-ing? You know what I mean ;)
I have one take away/win I could share...
I am really balanced right now, and my husband is about to go back to the hospital for lots of clinicals so I'm bracing myself to shift my weight on the surfboard a little ;)
In my workouts, there are a lot of balance challenges. I struggle with them, but that doesn't mean that I'm failing at the workout. It means that I'm growing and challenging myself. I think we can apply that to our lives. Even when we're out of balance, we're learning and growing.
I love that Cortney!
Great job, Sabrina! Thanks for sharing your process.
Sabrina, she has a recent podcast episode where she talks about all the brain dumps that she does. and filled up franklin planners
My workweek was crazy this week and I am having to put in extra hours. It has been really hard not to feel the mommy guilt. But thinking of the "limiting" projects thing, I finally said to myself--This week I'm being a mom by providing for my family. It won't be like this every week...and that helped alleviate the guilt a little. I don't like that it's like this right now, but it will be temporary and other days i'll be a mom by being a more hands-on mom. And I've tried to make the time that I am with them really count.
yes totally! separating all the projects into 4 categories and focusing on the most pressing 7 and then making next actions for the current projects has made a huge difference
I try to visualize it as Harry Potter's pensieve
That tiered pyramid helped to categorize.
I think we'll learn how to "DO" the stuff with the weekly review and project time
I love that Leslie. You sound intentional and aware and I think that will help you take advantage of the weeks you are able to be a more hands-on mom!
Thank you Roxy!!! Yes….I am easily distracted with projects within projects.
What did everyone think of "next actions"? When I got to that I sort of froze thinking is this another "to-do" list? I still need to sit with this step a little longer.
I had a win similar to Roxy today... I decided that I would get the kitchen clean and nothing else. Even when other things caught my eye and tempted me, I said nope and kept focus on the kitchen. It felt so good to accomplish the task that I set out to do.
Good job Cortney!
And thanks Carrie for sharing!
Sabrina: yes to the next actions...got a little lot there.
I liked the idea of next action... I feel like it would help to not try to do the whole project... how do you eat an elephant? one bite at a time?
@Rachel That's the teacher in you :) What about the rest of us...
Sally is so stinkin' cute!
@sabrina lol. me too.. it's hard to turn off teacher brain
That's helpful. Targeted "to-do list"
Are you talking about the "Current Project list"
I’m using Asana
Correct me, this is so far what I have from the program... I have 3 "lists" now: 1) master project list (long and everything brain dumped into tiers), 2) Current projects (take 5-7 from that master list - for me, my family, and beyond), and 3) "Next action list"
So that last list is essentially now that "targeted/focused to-do list"
That's what I have
I use physical post-its so I can move them around between lists and keep my back log out of sight.
I struggle with knowing what emails to delete! Does anyone have good rules about this?
That's a good idea Melanie
And just have a few post-it with my to dos for the day
I do like the idea of 'context lists' - good ideas
@Stacey archive if you can't decide to delete or not! You can always search for it again.
Or label it and archive? That's what I default to
I second the email archiving (gmail and outlook both have it) - it's not deleted, but it's also not in your inbox, and if you need it later you can go find it
Kinesthetic learning - sort of!
How do we access the marco polo group?
is that you?
K ill resend the link!