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Start managing your projects, notes and every aspect of your life with the Notion and PARA method 💻 ✔️

mitchofminify
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I'm crazy about step and calorie counting, scheduling, pomodoro and all time and task management methods that can increase my productivity and show life in numbers.

I tried different methods of planning and using notes like notepads or Evernote but everything had its weaknesses and I was missing one "all in one" tool.Finally one day I discovered PARA method and notion application and I fell in love with it immediately.

This set of tools takes task management to a new level, from now on you can have all your tasks and notes, ideas and other aspects of your life in one application creating something like a 'secend brain'.Now I keep all my notes, projects, todolists, article links in one place.
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P.A.R.A. stands for Projects, Areas, Resources, Archives and it is a method developed by Tiago Forte. It assumes the creation of 4 spaces.
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As you can see below I decided to create another page in notion where I manage recurring tasks to do in the following days.

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Projects

On this card I write projects to do, a project can be any task that has a specific end, it can be creating an application, learning a new language or mastering a new skill. In the tab with the project we write all its assumptions and track progress.

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Areas

Earlier I mentioned other aspects of life that we can track using notion you can do it on this site. Here you can write down everything from your bills, list of books to read, or recipes for your favorite dishes.

Areas

Resorces

I think this is the most important aspect of PARA, this is where we store all our knowledge, links and others. With the help of ready-to-use templates, we can create complete knowledge banks.

Resources

A useful tool for knowledge egragging is Notion Web Clipper with which we can quickly add links to our databases from our browser.
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Knowledge aggregated in this way will assist us in completing projects. This way, when we do it, we won't have to rush around and look for valuable information because everything we need is already in our Notion database. This approach saves a lot of time, for example during the development and allows you to deal with the most important with a clear mind.

Archive

The archive is like a cemetery or hall of fame for our completed projects. After completing a project, we move it and all its contents to this location to make room for the next challenge.

Week Agenda

Ok, so we have the projects and materials set up, but there is still the question of how to plan the work on the projects and tasks for the next days.
Well, and in this case Notion can come to the rescue.

The best way I have found is to create a database of to-do tasks and link them to Projects.
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Using sorting, we can display daily to-dos only with the current date or display to-dos for the coming days
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The big game changer is Notion APi which takes using Notion to the next level. From now on we can simply connect to different applications, add custom integrations and code ragments, automate processes and much more.

Conclusion

As you can see, this method gives us a large toolkit for dealing with a flurry of issues and responsibilities, allowing us to clear our minds and focus on the most important thing. Let me know what you think about this method. And if you know of an equally interesting one let me know!

This is my first post here sorry for any mistakes.
I will be grateful for feedback, let me know if you would like to read more texts about notion API and others.
Peace!

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