Dear @SteveU and others,
In reply to your comment on " What productivity course for OF did you find most useful?" could I ask you a few questions?
I’m a new user and can’t seem to PM you. I recently bought OF and want to learn to apply Omnifocus through a course and stumbled upon your post. I can really relate to what you posted. I can see myself doing a 4500 task brain dump in the hope to reduce stress and create focus but I can already feel that I can lose track on seeing “the trees in the forest.” And likewise “I was hoping to find a way to have the really important things pop up to the surface.”
Many, fellow AD(H)D, users recommended Kourosh Dini’s course https://www.kouroshdini.com/creating-flow-with-omnifocus-3-now-available/. Have you tried his course and if so would you like to share your experience?
Have you tried other programs such as Things or Todoist and if so would you like to share why you are using OF and not one of those?
Other tips and recommendations are of course welcome.
If you find the chance to reply that would be awesome. In any case a happy, productive and satisfied 2021 to all of you!
Naturally, I’m a chaotic type with many ideas, ambitions and projects (never tested but can identify with AD(H)D traits). At times this can give me an overwhelmed feeling and reduces my productivity without giving the satisfaction of getting things done.
I have gone through the productivity books, not GTD but all linking to GTD, and have used apple notes for years. My method was: one note with all the separate projects and bullets of notes/todo’s. For big projects a separate note. And one note with todays tasks (simple and clear). All my ideas, notes, archived conversations are all in the same app and its just one big messy list. And just bought OF.
I would like OF to reduce stress by giving me the confidence that I’m doing what I should be doing without things slipping through the cracks. While, slightly neurotically, having my many aspiring projects well organized somewhere only to show up when I need them to show up. But instead, I can see this system can be made quite complex, become a lot of work and create stress. So I’m not sure if OF is the right program to me (if its worth the work to make it the right program) and maybe I should use a simpler program.