I’ve been studying personal productivity and time management for years now and there’s one question that comes up often.
“What’s one piece of productivity and time management advice that you would give to everyone?”
I love to talk about this kind of stuff but after being asked this plenty of times I decided it’d be best to come up with something that was simple to share and do. In the end, I came up with this:
“Write everything down. No matter how inane or mundane it may sound in your head as you think of it, write it down.”
You can always edit, audit, and curate whatever you’ve written down later. But you can’t do that in the moment. So no matter what thought comes to mind – if there is even an inkling that you might want to have a record of it for later – write it down.
You will thank yourself for that when the time comes.