When Notion Slows Down Your Productivity

When Notion Slows Down Your Productivity

When Notion Slows Down Your Productivity

You can store everything in Notion—contacts, events, every aspect of your life—but how much time do you spend updating it daily with new information?

You can store everything in Notion—contacts, events, every aspect of your life—but how much time do you spend updating it daily with new information?

You can store everything in Notion—contacts, events, every aspect of your life—but how much time do you spend updating it daily with new information?

Riccardo Marconato

Jun 13, 2024

Productivity

Riccardo Marconato

Jun 13, 2024

Productivity

Riccardo Marconato

Jun 13, 2024

Productivity

If you're one of those who use Notion regularly, you've probably found it to be a great tool for managing your productivity and organizing everything in your life, from personal tasks to work projects. Notion can handle a lot, but there's a fine line where it can become unmanageable.

Sure, you can store everything in Notion—contacts, events, every aspect of your life—but how much time do you spend updating it daily with new information?

Notion is great for managing projects and tasks, but be careful not to over-complicate things. If it takes you 5 minutes to find the right spot to add a quick reminder, and then you can’t remember where you put it because your Notion setup is too dense, something needs to change.

It's important to distinguish between advanced and complicated. Make Notion as advanced as you need, but be cautious of over-complicating it. You don’t want to spend extra time managing the tool itself as if it's a task in itself, right?

Use Notion consistently, but keep it simple. Too many tags, tables, and connections can slow you down and hinder your productivity.

Be honest with yourself and regularly evaluate how you're using Notion. If it’s becoming cumbersome, it's time to simplify things. Remember, Notion is powerful, but it shouldn't be your only resource for managing your life.

I hope these reflections help you balance the tools you use to organize your life with the time you spend on them. Always be kind to yourself and use technology to your advantage, without letting it overwhelm you. Happy working!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Riccardo Marconato

Creative Designer specializing in Product Design and Design Systems. Over 10 years of experience, multiple awards, and international project contributions.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Riccardo Marconato

Creative Designer specializing in Product Design and Design Systems. Over 10 years of experience, multiple awards, and international project contributions.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Riccardo Marconato

Creative Designer specializing in Product Design and Design Systems. Over 10 years of experience, multiple awards, and international project contributions.

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