OneNote Tip of the Week – Duplicating Days

If you create a task list as a note in OneNote for a given day, you can use the Move or Copy command to copy the list to the same section. Next clear out the completed items, update the date, and add your new tasks for the day you can roll over the incomplete items from the previous day and never lose track of anything. Don’t set a template to do this because you won’t get the benefit of the roll over items. This works on the web, Windows 10, and OneNote 2016.

OneNote Tip of the Week – Full Page View

One of the ways to get more out of OneNote is to use it to focus on the work at hand. A quick method of getting the other stuff out of the way and concentrating on the page you’re working on is to use full page view. By clicking on the double arrow in the upper right, you can hide all the unnecessary OneNote buttons and bars until you need them again. I use this option all the time in meetings and when writing to help me stay on task.

Notion tip of the week – toggle list

If you are using Notion to create lists of content, toggle lists are a great way to focus on certain areas at a time while also keeping everything at your fingertips. You can either create a toggle list from scratch or convert a list of items into a toggle list. In either case, the toggle arrows make quick work of showing and hiding content on a page.

Sample of a toggle list in Notion

Being prepared to complete a task

It’s amazing to me how often I run into the situation where I’m all ready to do a thing only to discover I’m missing something I need to do said thing. Taking time to mentally walk through what you’re about to do and make sure you have the resources available for a successful completion is an excellent use of time.

Think about it this way…if you’re going to Aldi for groceries and forget the quarter to get a cart, it just throws off the whole trip. Stopping and reviewing for even as little as one minute can make all the difference.

The Power of Little Tasks

There’s a lot to be said for the sense of accomplishment that comes from completing little tasks, especially on the weekend. These are those tasks that sit around on your list, annoy you every time you think of them, and generally are a mental nuisance.

Set aside a few minutes each day to take care of a couple of little tasks to get yourself back on track if you’re feeling unfocused.