PTPL 030: How to Get an Analog Sense of Accomplishment From Completing Digital Tasks
Plus - Why I'm keeping separate daily notes again, and a summary of my new plain text task management system
Today I’ll be talking about —
How I get an analog sense of accomplishment from completing digital tasks
The beautiful typography and illustrations of Maggie Appleton’s digital garden
Keyboard shortcuts for jumping between headings in Obsidian
Why I’m now keeping both daily notes and a monthly log — but not weekly notes
My new plain text task management system
Analog productivity: a record of what you’ve achieved
In a digital tool, once you complete the task it disappears into nothingness. There is no record of accomplishment to reflect upon. With paper and pen, all the items you completed remain right there, representing an honest day’s work. — Ben Darfler
I understand the sentiment Ben is expressing, but only partially agree with it. I’m not going to tell him or anyone — that marking off a digital task — and leaving it there as a record — will feel the same as its analog counterpart, but for me, it comes close.
In my simplified plain text t…
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