I’ve been working on scratching my own itch in asana, and I want to get your opinions on whether my tool would be useful to you.
It’s a native app for asana.
At my last successful startup I had dozens of things that I could or should be working on at a time, so there were always TOO MANY TASKS ARRGH.
I always assign way too many tasks for myself, plus things come up and I never finish them all. I’m always hungry to be really productive and smash through all the things I want to do. I’m sure I’m not alone in this as an entrepreneur / cofounder / freelancer etc.
It works: You set up your iPad / second screen beside your computer and open my app. It’s constantly on, and just shows an extremely FOCUSED and MINIMAL list of only those things that you will work on today. It’s a constant visual reminder / habit trigger of what you’re “supposed to be working on”, to help you escape from your constant interruptions / inbox busy work / too many tabs.
If you have a bunch of overdue tasks, the app just displays a bar chart showing you how bad your situation is. i.e. you are guilty of being too ambitious.
This dashboard helps me to ensure I always have a realistic plan through the day. And when I’m overwhelmed, it makes me stop, take a deep breath and re-plan to get everything back on track.
This works because of how I use asana: every day I set the “due” dates on my tasks to be the weekday that I intended to DO them (not when they’re actually “due”)
Are you a sort-by-due-date asana person? And would you like to try my app? Or would you like to see this working for today-upcoming-later too?
Or is it just me that piles up too many tasks??