PARA

Projects, Areas of Responsibility, Resources, Archive

Key idea: keeping things very simple means we can have a consistent way of storing stuff across various apps. Eg, Trello, Pinterest, bookmarks, Pocket, a whiteboard…

Projects

  • Items in Trello.
  • Concrete steps + Outcome.
  • Ex: design bedroom interior

Areas

  • Tags of one color.
  • Themes of life. Why you complete a project.
  • Ex: homekeeping

Resources

  • tags of one color
  • Topics of Interest. Why you start a project.
  • Ex: interior design pinterest board

Archive

  • No longer immediately relevant
  • Keep old resource areas, completed projects
  • Preserve info so it’s not lost