Summer (Writing) Reading! challenge: Week 8
Something that I have not been as good at doing but know I need to get better at, especially as my life gets busier with many different kinds of events and responsibilities, is to make sure that I take efficient notes from these articles so that I don't have to re-read them in full to get a better understanding for what they contain. Scrivener has been a good tool for me to make sure that I know how the article fits into which part of my project. I still tend to make notes on the PDF copy of the article outside of Scrivener and then store it in Scrivener, mostly because I haven't found a way to easily highlight and comment on the text when it is within the program. Non-the-less, it works well at the moment so I am willing to read in one place and store/reopen in another.
As I wrote last week, my newly acquired Things app is keeping my daily tasks at bay. On Friday afternoons, my new habit is to bring together all of the tasks that I want to accomplish in the next week and put them in my app. Once there, I can sort and assign my reading to the days I know I can tackle them. Right now, I am trying to find longer reading projects that would take 3-4 hours because I have this much uninterrupted time (a summer luxury for sure!). The philosophy behind Getting Things Done is helping me offload my ideas and goals onto a workable and realistic platform.