Productivity at Home and Work

I have always liked being organised. The tidiness is calming and peaceful. However, life is generally disorganised. Chaos is somewhat random and events do happen outside my control.

Over time, I am learning to accept the uncontrolled nature of life. However, that does not mean that I give up being organised.

Getting organised is part of being productive. It reduces the mess and clutter in the brain. It reduces the risk of tasks being missed out. It reduces misunderstandings. Being organised and productive helps both in the workplace and at home.

Thankfully, Gerard is also organised.

We have individual calendars, dutifully updated, so that we do not keep asking, "are you free on xx day?" We also send each other calendar invites for joint events.
One thing that has not worked is a shared to-do list.

We have tried various systems - Trello, Asana, Wunderlist, Basecamp[1], etc. Nothing stuck.

It has not been debilatating (yet) as we are both pretty good about seperately managing and getting tasks done.

What I have been hunting for is a centralised Knowledge Management system[2] with to-do list functionality.

I tried Notion and liked it, but was not sure how to make it really stick. Youtube tutorials and the Notion Slack channel was helpful, but something was missing

Enter the amazing Marie Poulin's Getting Started with Notion webcast. Ridiculously mindblowing.

I am so THRILLED to dive back into Notion, restart the Knowledge Management system that I have always wanted, and bring Gerard back into the game.

If you want to try Notion, please use my referral link. You will get $10 credit and I will get $5 credit.

Notion is free to try with some limitations. The free version will work just fine for most users.


  1. I adore Basecamp and have tried introducing it to various organisations. Basecamp has a free personal version now that I am testing out. ↩︎

  2. Which is why I was so keen on Basecamp ↩︎

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