1 year ago for day 79, 2019 with 316 words.

Designing my life (1 of n)

People often ask me about the digital systems I use to manage my life. In the next couple of days, I will describe the systems and apps I use to get more out of my life.

Over the last year, I have been meticulously about setting up my life around a few important pillars. These pillars have had quite a big impact on my life. I am realizing that the more I am using them the more progress I make as an individual. I achieve more goals and do more cool stuff. The totality of the method helps me in almost every area of my life.

My ideas and methods are largely influenced by the writer Tiago Forte. The methods I have developed are often directly inspired by the way he teaches the concept of Building a Second Brain, PARA and reviewing your life.

When I give people an insight into the way I plan my life, they think I am crazy. Understandably, the way I use my apps can be a bit overwhelming. At the same time people are also intrigued by the idea to run everything more systematically. They see my outcomes and the way I achieve certain things and want to know how I actually do it. With this post, I hope to give an insight into the way I run my life.


Let start with the basics. My life basically starts with PARA. A concept that is first introduced by Tiago Forte. PARA stands for Project, Areas, Resources, and Archive. These four channels are the backbone of the whole system.

  • Projects - "a series of tasks linked to a goal, with a deadline"
  • Areas - “a sphere of activity with a standard to be maintained over time."
  • Resources - “a topic or theme of ongoing interest.”
  • Archive - “inactive items from the other three categories.”

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By Kent de Bruin

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