How to Organize your Life with Notion

The power of organizing your life starts within you. You can take this moment to reflect on what needs to be changed, refreshed, and adopted as a part of your new life. One of these ways you can organize your life is through using a tool called Notion. Hence why I am excited to discuss how I have used Notion to organize and change my life for the better.

If you prefer to watch how I use Notion, feel free to click the video below to watch how I use the platform.

Out of all of my friends, I have received comments on how I use the platform to make my life seem a lot more seamless. In this blog post, I will be explaining to you three things: what Notion is, why it is a great tool for you to adopt into your life, and starting tips & tricks. The goal of this post is to make your life more productive and put together.

What is Notion?

Notion is known as a productivity tool among those in the study, and productivity space. Created in 2016, it is a platform that is like a “create your own” tool that is flexible to anyone’s life. All types of learners can use this: visual, auditory, and reading & writing learners. It is as simple as a text editor into a database into a productivity system. It is simple enough to add your notes, a calendar, lists, audio & video, and much more into the platform. In my video, I give a quick tutorial on how to use the platform. Not to mention this platform is free to use on your computer and smartphone.

 

What makes it a great tool?

The first thing I want you to consider is how many tools on your phone or your computer that you use to organize your life. From tools like Todoist, Asana, Evernote, and more, there are so many productivity tools out there to help us organize our lives. Why? In today’s Westernized Society (at least in the US), we are encouraged to always be productive with our lives. We are always on the go and use tools like Notion to be our pocket assistants to help us remember and function in the real world.

Notion has become one of my favorite tools where I do not need multiple apps to get things done, organized and tracked. I can place databases, photos, audio messages, calendars and so much more into one single place. One of the best things that Notion provides is the ability to customize how you would like your Notion to be. The Notion community is very helpful with creating things like templates that you can duplicate and customize to your liking.

Notion screenshot of StudyOS' template

 

I have adopted this university study template for myself from StudyOS to organize my university planning.

What are some starting tips and tricks?

The one thing I want you to do with Notion is play. Explore the capabilities of what you can use Notion for outside work and school. Yes, that is a great reason why to begin using the platform. However, if your personal life is a mess then how can you be great in other parts of your life like work and school?

I am a fan of starting simple. I have used templates like this one from StudyOS to organize my university planning. This is where I suggest you begin with Notion as you begin to adapt to what your goals and needs are. Why? In the end, the goal is simplicity in the organization. You can make your templates more detailed as you go along into your journey with Notion. For example, I have created a reading list database from a Notion reading template. I have changed the template into my own with filters, books, and customization exclusive to my thinking. It has helped me keep track of all the books I mentioned in my last video, my May reading list.  It’s all about you here.

Notion screenshot of reading list's template

In the end, Notion is a tool all about how you make it to be. This tool will be an essential part of your daily practice of organization and getting things done. Productivity should be seen as something that can be simple enough to change your life for the better. Notion does that for me. It is as simple as 1, 2, and 3!

If you were to use Notion, what would be the first thing you can use Notion for to organize your life better? Feel free to comment down below.

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