Have you ever tried using Mem to plan your days? If so, you know how difficult it can be to separate what’s important from what’s not, or what’s a higher priority from what’s not. You can just keep adding endless amounts of tasks to your to-do list. That’s why I use a remarkable tablet (or even a physical notebook) to plan my days outside of Mem.

Step 1: Use Analog to Plan, Digital to Prioritize

The first step in planning my days with Mem is to use analog to plan and digital to prioritize. This helps reduce cognitive load, so I don’t get overwhelmed with all the tasks I have to do. I create two sets of tasks - daily tasks (e.g. send a newsletter, make a doctor's appointment, book a flight, etc.) and project related tasks (create Mems for projects, add all project related tasks to that Mem, etc.).

Prioritize Tasks in Mem

I'll take the project related tasks and create a Mem for them. This way, I can easily assess my progress on the project and have a better overview of what needs to be done. Additionally, I can use bi-directional links to help me retrace the line of thought that sparked the idea for the project.

Step 2: Add Mems for the Day to My Inbox

Once I’ve planned out my tasks, I add the Mems for the day to my inbox. This helps me focus on the handful of things that are important at the moment, as opposed to getting distracted by all the other Mems.  This is one of the methods I use for prioritizing what’s important in Mem

Step 3: Follow Your Creativity Where It Wants to Flow

The final step in planning my days with Mem is to follow my creativity where it wants to flow. Mem helps me cope with ADHD because I can capture ideas as they occur and develop ideas when I’m ready. And this is usually something I can do using bi-directional links. The advantage is that bidirectional links help me retrace the line of thought that sparked an idea.

Additionally, you can use bidirectional links to connect notes across topics. This way, you can better understand the context and reasoning behind your ideas, and even spot contradictions between different ideas. This is especially helpful when you're working on a project or trying to develop a new idea.

Wrapping Up

In conclusion, using Mem as my only digital workflow has helped me save time and improve my productivity. By using analog tools to plan my days and digital tools to prioritize them, I'm able to reduce cognitive load and separate what's important from what's not. Additionally, I can use bi-directional links to capture ideas and develop them when I'm ready. I highly recommend giving this workflow a try - you won't be disappointed.