fellow planner extraordinaire

I mentioned before that I’m hunting for the perfect to-do list or productivity app. Still looking. But I have found a fellow blogger that seems to share the same problem as I — spending so much time trying to arrange my life to be efficient and productive that I neglect just doing what needs to be done. I overplan and underproduce. Hopefully between the two of us we’ll find a solution. You can find his blog at www.43folders.com.

P.S. Even the name of his blog (43 Folders) is a reference to a productivity technique. The idea of using 43 folders — just plain, manilla, file folders — is that you have 31 folders for each day of the month and 12 folders for each month of the year. Then whenever you get a bill to pay or a task to do and you don’t want to take care of it today, you simply slip it into the folder of the day you want to take care of it this month. If you don’t want to take care of it this month, you slip it into the month folder of the month you plan to do it. Then each day you have to remember to look at that day’s folder and take care of everything in it. And on the 1st of each month, you open that month’s folder and put everything into one of the 31 day folders.

richard miller