How to Optimise Your To-Do List Experience with Bento and Akiflow
An interesting upgrade to your to-do list to get less done
Today, we’re announcing a collaboration with Akiflow
We’re celebrating the Bento Methodology and how it can be used in this daily planner/to-do list tool like Akiflow so in today’s post we’ll show you how and also how to get a healthy 20% off the full Bento Methodology course.
💡 What is Akiflow?
Akiflow* is a daily planner that combines a to-do list and calendar for more precise planning, consolidating popular apps too — for a hub for tasks/events.
🍱 What is the Bento Methodology?
Very simply, a method that helps you narrow your tasks down to the most meaningful and focus on finishing a day with a sense of completion. The Bento Methodology is a full course and an tool application on iOS.
🍱 How to Implement Bento inside Akiflow
Akiflow combines a calendar and a to-do list helping you used a well-known technique called time-blocking or calendar-blocking.
Akiflow compliments the Bento Methodology very well — as it allows you centre your focus on using 3 core tasks for your daily routine and we recommend helping to plot them onto your calendar too.
With Bento, you have the focus on the following tasks:
- 🍣 Large — a creative/heavy task requiring 90+ minutes of focus
- 🍚 Medium — a routine/mid-difficulty task requiring 45–60 minutes
- 🥗 Small — an administrative, or wellbeing task between 15–30 minutes
As you can see, with Akiflow — you can create “labels”
To get started, create a label and begin creating your sections to represent the large, medium and small tasks.
You can either use this as your “daily Bento box” — a way to see the 3 tasks you are focusing on for the day. Picking tasks that fill the time, rather than being overwhelmed, or you could use this place to popular all your large, medium and small tasks for the week you have.
From here, you can give them duration, allocate them a due date and even add a priority, all things that Akiflow allows you to do.
Remember, the goal is to only assign 3 tasks a day — one large, one medium, and one small task — as your limit to help you focus on what matters and help you narrow your decision making down.
☀️ A Day Using Bento x Akiflow
The concept is simple.
Limit yourself to three tasks per day.
Skip forward to Monday morning, you can see I have added an 11AM report as my first large task, moving to medium and small.
You can move your Bento box in a different order to best work with your energy levels — so if you’ve had a late night then you might want to start with your small task, adapt it to your energy levels for best results.
Used to your to-do list being 20+ tasks? This is super common.
With the people who have started to learn the full Bento Methodology, we have found that people take time to adapt to this.
Reducing the amount of tasks they do each day, bulking them out to best fit and using methodologies to combine this like the pomodoro technique, task-batching and even Getting Things Done too.
Our recommendation is to create your Bento box in Akiflow and to start getting used to narrowing your options down towards 3 tasks, then building those tasks to be better suited to your end of day objectives.
Akiflow Special: Learn the full Bento Methodology with 20% off >
Get the full Akiflow guide on how to build this and the full in-depth 60 minute guide to using Bento and changing the way you use your to-do lists.
Thank you to all the Akiflow team and we’re excited to continue working on this concept and improving it within Akiflow.