Summer Goal Tracking

With the school year over, I now have a lot of additional time to work on some projects that I’ve been wanting to do for a while now. Over the past few months, I’ve felt a little out of control when it comes to getting things done. The end of the school year is particularly stressful and I found myself not wanting to work on pet projects like I normally do at the end of the day. But now all of that needs to change.

I’ve previously wrote about setting goals and tracking the goals that I set. It largely worked, but I found that the app that I was using didn’t fit what I needed anymore and it wasn’t everywhere I was. So I went back to my old friend Todoist.

I’ve used Todoist to keep track of multi-step projects but I’ve never used it for a full out goal tracking manager. It has a desktop client, web interface, mobile apps, and it even syncs with my watch! I’m going to be setting some goals for myself and each goal is categorized into a project. Inside of each project you can set tasks to complete.

As you can see, I’ve identified four areas that I would like to focus on over the summer. These areas largely align with my yearly theme of Production.

I’ve done a terrible job of updating this website and my YouTube page and I want to correct that.

By being available in so many different places, I’m hoping that I will have an “in your face” reminder to not be lazy and to accomplish my goals this summer. The image to the right is from the browser version of Todoist. Below is an example of what it looks like on my phone.

There are some premium features that I am not taking advantage of yet. I mainly want to see if I can make the current system work before buying more into the app. I’m a huge fan of the fact that it works on my Apple Watch as well. While it doesn’t have a complication for the watch face currently, I am hoping that one is in the works so that I can get updates when I look at my wrist at a glance.

I’ve only had Todoist rolling for a few days, but I have noticed that I have an increased drive to complete projects and spend time on pet projects. We will see how the rest of the summer goes. Apple recently announced upgrades coming to the Reminders app, if it works the way I hope that it does, then I may be switching over to it once it becomes available. We will see what happens, but I’m excited to be productive again and complete some projects that I’ve had sitting around for longer than I would like to admit.

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