When getting Evernote, Making sure these notebooks are keeping organised is super important. Making sure all your areas are managed and always updated is a key focus.
This is mainly targeted at people whom have started using Evernote and need to start organising the mass amount of information, notebook location and notes.
If you don’t have Evernote, see this article for setup
First what you need to do gather your notes in a Notebook that is relevant to the end goal:
NOTE: “Notes from Biology Lecture 1” needs to head over to a Notebook called “Biology Lectures”
So, you have this new “Biology Lectures” notebook just lying around. What you need to do now to be super organised and present with all your tasks is to
A worked example is below:
Once you have all your notes happy set-up in the right notebooks.
The idea of organising your stacks is to group notebooks of similar usage so that they are easily accessible and relevant for your activities.
Here is a great way to group those notebooks.
Add the notebooks to the PROJECTS stack that have a time limit, for example modules, large events, business ideas, work projects, intern-ships and more projects that last between a 3 to 9 month period.
Add the notebook to the AREAS stack that have a fixed focused, for example you need to add things that are consistent in your life. These could be articles to read, your job position (if over a year), things that you teach, personal folders etc.
Add the notebook to the RESOURCES stack that are relevant to completing tasks. For example, if I am going to complete a task I need a resource, if its a form I need to fill out and I need my details, I can then reach into my resources stack and find that useful information. Resources could include: Information and Documents.
Basically ARCHIVES is where you will need to be dumping those finished projects, areas (if things move on). Simply move them over, because chances are they might be relevant to you in the future. For example, 5 months after the project has finished and you have deleted that notebook — you may need it because a contact number is available there. A great way to hold back information but avoid seeing it everyday.
Implementing this really helps and will save you a lot of time.
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Originally published at www.francescodalessio.com on February 9, 2015.