Life is More Than To-Dos
We all have a lot of things to do.
We have more things to do than we have time for.
If someone asks, “How have you been?” a common response is, “Busy.”
It’s important to do the things we need to do, but life is more than jumping from one task to the next.
“Life is more than one big to do list.”
How do we remember things?
We use systems like Post-its, notebooks, and the reminders app to make sure we keep track of and do everything that needs to be done, but what things other than to-dos?
What about remembering something funny our friend said, an insightful thought, or a crazy dream?
Many things can be captured with a photo, but often times we need a place to quickly write things down.
If we capture pieces of our lives — fleeting experiences, helpful quotes, moments of gratitude — it gives us the opportunity to remember our lives later on.
“Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans.” — John Lennon
What’s the best method?
There are methods like GTD, time blocking, eat the frog, and Bento that help us be productive and get things done, but these don’t help us tune into ourselves, our unique perspectives, thoughts, and experiences.
Journaling is a wonderful way to gain focus and clarity, but rarely do we set aside the time to reflect and write.
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” — Steve Jobs
A new way to remember our lives
Over the past 7 years, I’ve developed a tool that is as good for keeping track of things we need to do as it is for quickly capturing a thought or reflecting on your day.
We have many new thoughts and experiences every day that give meaning to our lives. Remembering these moments can be as satisfying as completing a list of to-dos.
The tool is called Twos and it is a simple, all-in-one place to write things down. Things are pieces of information, which can be notes, tasks, reminders, calendar events, thoughts, and more.
It takes just a moment to capture a thought or experience before it is forgotten and you’ll have it to remember for the rest of your life.
“There is a whole lot more to life than winning.” — Jojo Moyes
Life is full of *things*
Life is more than to-dos. It’s a collection of everything going on, good or bad, big or small.
It’s not just about being the most productive person in the world. Sometimes being a thoughtful friend—someone who cares and remembers things about other people—can make the biggest impact on the world.
Let’s spend more time reflecting, writing, and remembering, and less time consuming and searching for the next thing to do.
“There is more to life than increasing its speed.” — Mahatma Gandhi
Write, remember & share w/ Twos: https://www.TwosApp.com?code=baller
Personal website: https://www.parkerklein.com