As a followup to the excellent discussion I shared with many of you about dealing with task management as someone with the challenge of unmedicated ADD, I have migrated back into the beloved Omnifocus with two new changes:
- Every day, I manually write the top 3 things I need to focus on that day on an index card and set it in front of my monitor. This has done wonders for absolving the overall feeling Omnifocus has a tendency of giving me of being too far in the weeds and not seeing the big picture. I continue to work directly from Omnifocus, but the index card tells me where in Omnifocus I should be putting that attention.
- I am trying to move all of my daily checklists out of Omnifocus. This is where I am looking for very specific advice on a solution. I literally have checklists for every repeatable routine in my life…probably hundreds of them. I don’t use them all the time, but when I am having a particularly low dopamine day, it’s actually super helpful to have a step-by-step list for things as simple as making the bed. I used to feel very bad about this, but after my diagnosis last year, I’ve felt a lot better about all the silly-to-“normal”-people support structures that get me through the day.
My idea for the routines is that I should find an iOS app that reads Taskpaper format and syncs with the Cloud (so I can edit these routines on the Desktop), but also has the same kind of repeatable nature of Omnifocus projects…so that I can both “reset” a completed checklist as well as one which has been started but not finished.
I have been researching on the App store and downloaded and tried a bunch of apps, but haven’t found anything like this yet.
Has anyone here come across an app with these features?