Distracted? This WorkFlowy Tip Will Give You Laser Focus


Get Shift Done: Tips and Tricks

The folks over at WorkFlowy like to say that their solutions is “like a single piece of paper that can hold your entire brain.”

Now I don’t know about you but, thanks to distractions, my brain isn’t always as organized as I’d like. And, when it comes to long to-do lists, it’s easy to get distracted.

Thankfully, the zoom-in feature in WorkFlowy can help me focus when I need to, and it can help you, too. Here’s how:

WorkFlowy uses bulleted lists to help you organize your tasks. Here’s a sample list:

To focus-in on a particular task, simply click on the bullet point to the left of any action item. For example, when I click on the bullet point to the left of “write articles:”

WorkFlowy zooms in on the list of specific articles I need to write:

Right away, I feel a sense of satisfaction, as the need to compartmentalize has been stroked. But this list is still too distracting — I need to focus on one article alone, so I’ll zoom in again by clicking on the first bullet:

And now I see the tasks related to only one to-do:

Ah, sweet relief! I can finally focus on the given task at hand (this article) without being distracted by the rest of my list. This puts my mind in both a relaxed and highly focused state — a winning combination.

Thanks to its ability to zoom-in and focus, WorkFlowy is a life-saver! Two lessons to take away:

  • A bit of a bit of declutter can go a long way; and
  • With work, and with life, always remember to take it one step at a time.

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