Before we look at your specific recommendations, let’s discuss an idea that we have pioneered here at ScheduleU.
The idea is simple: the volume of tasks you can manage varies with the setup of your habits, practices, apps and devices.
But that’s not all. There’s a corollary: when your current task volume exceeds the capacity of your setup, you inevitably experience a number of unwanted symptoms.
The good news is that you can change your setup, but the bad news is that most people don’t know where their setup came from, or what task volume it’s intended to handle. Therefore, they struggle.
As someone who uses one of the 7 known auto-schedulers such as SkedPal, Focuster, Futurenda, Flux-Speed Schedules, TimeTo, Sorted3 or Butleroy, you are using one of the most sophisticated time blocking tools. As you know, your app uses AI to deliver a perfectly optimized calendar, over and over again.
But are you using the best auto-scheduler to meet your needs? Only you can answer that question, but if you’d like some help, here’s a head-to-head comparison we performed here at ScheduleU. Dr. Melanie Wilson and I produced a table and a decision tool after a few hours of recorded conversation. While a winner was evident based on our individual needs, I invite you to decide for yourself.
But you probably know that the choice of a particular tool is only one element. To be an auto-scheduler, you must use a carefully crafted set of habits and practices at the same time. Furthermore, you must also have a high level of skill at the other fundamentals in your setup apart from Scheduling, viz: Capturing, Emptying, Tossing, Acting Now, Storing, Listing, Switching, Interrupting, Warning, Reviewing, Flowing and Habiting.
And also…remember the analysis you did of your task locations?
If you believe that your tasks are not sufficiently concentrated in the right areas (Levels 1-4) then I suggest you out the other learning resources available outside ScheduleU. They will help build a firm foundation.
However, in general, I recommend that if you have a firm grasp of these fundamentals and are focused on improving your time blocking using an auto-scheduler, then take A Course in Scheduling, my free training. (In a matter of months, this training will no longer be complimentary, however.)
In this training you will learn from others who have gone before you how to select the best apps, habits and practices. You’ll leave with a plan of improvement that should last several years…unless there is technology breakthrough!
This will give you researched knowledge that grants you peace of mind and an improvement path that will leave the thinking it’s well worth the time and effort.