It may come as no surprise, then, that you're already familiar with and/or using at least one visual productivity tool
Oh wow, really?
Have you ever used a mind map before?
Oh yeah, of course! I use mind maps all the time!
Mind Maps are essentially visual bullet lists, but with some helpful advantages. The lines connecting ideas together help show the relationships between those ideas in a way ordinary bullet lists can't
Like that supporting point being shared by two sub topics. Can't do that with a bullet list
Another tool you may already be familiar with is a Kanban board
Steps in a process are represented as columns with task cards assigned to the column that matches that task's status. This makes it easy to identify the status of any given task at a glance.
To update a task's status, simply move it to the appropriate column
Popular tools likes Obsidian and Notion allow you to create Mind Maps and Kanban boards respectively
So I can practice visual productivity in the apps I'm already using!
That's right! If you're nervous about your drawing skills these tools will allow you to still get some of the benefits of visual productivity
While many apps have visual productivity features, you're limited to what the developer has designed the app to do
That's why next week is going to feature the first of many simple drawing lessons to help you feel confident enough to start creating your own visual productivity tools!
All right, all right. I'll give the drawing thing a shot
Until next time!
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