How often do we curse technology and its temperamental ways?
From not being able to figure out this or that new app or software, getting frustrated with the seemingly constant glitches, and just trying to utilize technology to the best of your ability – it’s enough to make us hate the tools that we love.
We want to make our lives easier, but we sometimes get overwhelmed, trying to use too many systems or too many tools to take care of all of our stuff. And as we get overwhelmed with all of our systems and tools, we can become overwhelmed with other aspects of our life, and it makes it harder to keep ourselves together.
So, how can we change this? How do we make technology work for us, so we can focus on putting the pieces of ourselves, our identities, together without worrying about the day to day mundane bits?
Let’s start by focusing on the two, three tops, technological tools that you feel will lead to the most efficient organization you can visualize.
We don’t want to overwhelm ourselves with tools – much of our organization needs can be solved with two to three tools, such as Microsoft Excel, Trello, and a good e-notebook, such as a SuperNote.
Once you have your tools identified, we want to figure out your top three needs – what, if you were to have them perfectly set up and organized, would allow you to cut the amount of time spent on mundane tasks in half? What do you need to clear up and clear out in order to focus on your personal exploration and experimentation?
Then, take those needs and brainstorm ways that you can use your three tools to get those needs to a point where the system is self-sufficient and easy to manage.
Once you’re in a place where you have those three needs operating smoothly in their new systems with the three tools, you can take the time you need for your journey to uncover your true self, cultivating your self-love and self-belonging.
You open up so many more possibilities for yourself.