I really caught on to Notion due to their Tiktok game! I haven’t looked back since I moved over my daily todo list. I have slowly been migrating over my life organization tracking from multiple Google Docs to a personal Notion and this blog explores my early thoughts.
My current setup
I currently have the following parts of my life sorted out in Notion:
- My weekly agenda
- My content calendar
Pros and cons
- The ability to easily create databases and long form prose and have them coexist. Whereas in Google Drive land, you can either have a Spreadsheet or a Doc with a table, you can’t have both!
- How ever piece of text can be turned into it’s own article allowing you to freely explore and express your thoughts.
- The ability to brainstorm – so now it’s Google Drive meets Pinterest.
- Premade templates!!!
- The ability to visualize a table in many ways.
- Smaller features:
- The color palette
- Being able to convert one block into another.
- My main con with Notion is its mobile editing experience, but that isn’t the biggest blocker as I mainly do life admin on the laptop. However here are some small niggles:
- The buttons aren’t self explanatory – so I am usually button smashing on my phone to get the ideal experience
- Not being able to move blocks easily on the mobile app.
I am still early on in my Notion journey, but here are a few things I am looking forward to doing:
- Moving over more tasks over to Notion (packing list, templates, etc)
- Figuring out how to migrate shared documents to Notion – such as travel and house planning
- Making my own templates such as my packing list and travel itineraries, etc.
- Being inspired by the Notion community and using other’s templates
- My site is currently bare bones and functional, I am looking forward to making it more aesthetically pleasing 🙂
While Notion has been great, there are things I will not move over to Notion:
- My recipe book – I find that the index-ability of Google Doc suits me fine here – specially since I have that Doc available offline.
- My wedding planning – because it’s too close to the wedding to redo that 😛