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How to Use Notion to Organize Your Life

May 12, 2022

Have you ever wondered how people keep track of their lives or wanted to create a “hub” for your life? Imagine everything that your brain is holding onto in a visual format for you to see easily from anywhere. Well, to me this sounded like a thing of dreams. I wanted to be able to […]

Have you ever wondered how people keep track of their lives or wanted to create a “hub” for your life? Imagine everything that your brain is holding onto in a visual format for you to see easily from anywhere. Well, to me this sounded like a thing of dreams. I wanted to be able to host not only my important business stuff but also my personal stuff too. This is where the Notion App comes into play. 

Notion Tutorial

Notion is an online workspace designed to help you work collaboratively but I have been using this app to keep track of things like meal planning, content creation, tracking expenses, my morning and nighttime routine, client deadlines, travel, and so much more.

Reasons I Decided to Use Notion

Google Drive wasn’t cutting it: I had so many passwords, documents, guides, etc. in my Google Drive and it just wasn’t functioning well. Notion has the ability to create workflows, start wikis, and easily look at everything no matter the size of my screen.

I wanted to be able to access this info from desktop or mobile: as I said above, Google Drive wasn’t cutting it, especially the mobile aspect. It was hard to read google sheets and editing was impossible unless I had my computer. Notion has an amazing mobile user experience.

The collaborative aspect: being able to share documents, grocery lists, and tasks with someone else was a big priority. Notion makes it simple and I don’t have to share everything, just certain pages. 

I didn’t have to start from scratch: it seemed daunting to learn and implement a brand new system, but after doing some research I realized Notion has tons of pre-made templates for you to start with. This was huge and made the decision simple. 

My Notion

Before you watch the video I want to remind you that I utilized a mix of pre-made templates which can be found here and created my own from scratch. It also took me a while to figure out what was going to work best for me. I started creating my Notion Hub in January, completed it by the end of February, and then used it for a few months before sharing here. 

 

I have absolutely loved using Notion to be more intentional with my time, stay on track with goals and deadlines, and use it collaboratively with friends and clients. 

So, what do you think? Will you be trying out Notion? 

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  1. Crystal says:

    I just started with Notion too! The possibilities are endless!!! Happy Notion-ing!

  2. Jennifer says:

    I’m so intrigued! Thanks for breaking this down and making it look less overwhelming to get started. What did you use for your meal planner?

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