My D and S contexts take care of the energy aspect. Deep, creative work always requires energy, and my success there would determine whether I felt energized or not. Shallow work usually adds energy because I’m accomplishing things and building up moment with relatively little effort.
It’s your setup, but I’d be wary of having contexts for archive, do someday, and do soon. If you’re regularly reviewing your tasks, everything that’s tagged to be done at all is a someday. If something needs done by a certain date you can put that on it, and if not, it really is just whenever you can get to it. Things change as you work, so I’ve found no value in trying to make time commitments like that. And if something is on a list to be done at all, you should be committed to doing it when you can. If you’re not, it just shouldn’t be on that list. At least for me. I’ve actually taken a great deal of things out of MLO to that effect, like movies I’d like to see or books I’d like, or things I’d like to write or do. It would depend on the nature of your work, but if I have my iPad Pro with me, I can do 90% of what I’d need to do for work, whether it involved writing, designing, drawing, correspondence, or otherwise. I also work from home, so I don’t need a separate context for that. If I didn’t, I’d just put those tasks in a “Home” folder to ease the management of them. If I’m out, I’m either working, running an errand, working out, or doing something for leisure, so I wouldn’t need to distinguish what I could do there because I’m actively in the act of doing something. All errands for me consist of buying something, so it’s all on a grocery list. My folders largely look like the following: Inbox Career -Client —Specific Client folders ——Different projects for each client as relevant -Larger Project I work on folder -Leads -Sales Relationships -Friends -Family -Dating -Networking -Elly (my dog) HAF (Stands for Health and Fitness, don’t feel like typing it out each time to parse things there) -Various folders related to that Finances Learning -Different folders or projects for learning initiatives, etc, but no itemized lists of books or research, that’s all elsewhere, if anywhere -Self-improvement stuff is here too -Things I regularly do to stay in practice, mostly drawing, design, writing, and related things Chores -Admin Work, including things meant to remind me to review MLO -Upkeep (things around my place to do, like cleaning, etc) Fun -Exclusively things I’m planning on doing reasonably soon, usually non specific, like ‘see a movie’ or ‘play games’. I find I don’t like committing to specifics on things like this, but do better categorically, and it saves me the trouble of making needlessly numerous entries for relatively mundane things Grocery List Reminders -Things that won’t fit elsewhere and I exclusively want to act more or less like a Tickler to pop up in the starred view on a particular date BS -I throw things in here sometimes if I can’t bring myself to delete them yet. This often includes entire MLO databases worth of tasks, sample hierarchies or things I was experimenting in, project plans, etc. That’s pretty much it. Sometimes I’ll have a top level ‘templates’ folder, but I’ve found it’s usually easier to have subfolders in an area with templates because that will usually be where I’m going to place them eventually anyway. I sometimes have ‘waiting for’ subfolders, but I try not to as I’m not really waiting for very much at all. If I’ve been paid already and someone’s supposed to get back to me, that’s on them, not me, and I don’t want it sullying my attention in the meantime. Some subfolders might be along the lines of ‘Maybe’ or ‘Hold’ and are turned off in todo lists. Some might also be for notes, but I tend to keep relevant info in MLO on the task reminders to do them, and extended info outside of it. This may change with Markdown support having been added, however. Also sometimes have a top level Waiting folder, but I wait on so few things that it tends not to last. I’ve had a personal folder in the past, but really, there’s work commitments to others I might want to focus on, and there’s everything else, so there was little point in foldering all of that together. Yes, I only have 3 contexts, D, S, and W. 4 if you count the Star, which is kind of the super context for things I want to do that day or be aware of that day. Folders sometimes change, but it’s always basically something like that. -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "MyLifeOrganized" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to mylifeorganized+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/mylifeorganized. To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/mylifeorganized/2b8e0895-9ea5-4e9c-bd8f-781935d056e1%40googlegroups.com. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.