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Discussion in 'PUBLIC: Discuss Tools & Software for GTD' started by Stephen Brown, Jan 16, 2019.

  1. Stephen Brown

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    Hi, does anyone here use Nirvana?

    If so, do you use the time & energy settings? Also, how do you set priorities?

    Thanks
    Stephen
     
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  3. Stephen Brown

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    I have Kelly, thanks.

    The guide states that you should use them if you find them useful but to be wary of overcomplicating your system. I was just wondering if anyone else find them helpful.
     
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    Great. You'll find some savvy Nirvana users here, like @Longstreet, who should be able to give you some good tips on these features.
     
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    Thank you Kelly.
     
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    I use the time and energy tags but don’t often filter by them yet. I keep up the habit of tagging though because I know it will come in handy to be able to filter, for example, for 5 minute tasks in the future. Right now I’m still in start-up mode with a new job so I’m basically just working my way through a lot of must-dos. Eventually I know things will settle down and I’ll find it really helpful to use those time and energy filters. In fact, now that you mention it, I’m down with a miserable cold at the moment so maybe I’ll use that “low energy” filter today!
     
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    I would be glad to help. And yes, I do use the time and energy tags.
     
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    Thank you SDH and Longstreet.

    Do you both enter contacts for items you are waiting for? I tend to just use the 'someone' tag but maybe I'm being lazy. Also, do you use any method of prioritisation other than manual sorting of tasks and starring?
     
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    Yes, I have a long list of colleagues that I have in Nirvana. This way, I can see their names on the waiting for list. As for prioritization, no special tags or anything. If there is something that is inherently important and/or on my mind, I will add these to my focus list and work from there. And of course.....if you have not seen my previous posts....I am very big on time blocking my days so that I have protected space from meetings appearing mysteriously on my calendar. o_O:D
     
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    Mee too I use Focus to prioritize the task I choose to work
     
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    I primarily use Outlook (O365) at work, but I've been setting up Nirvana at home and really like it. Has anyone figured out a way to get Nirvana and Outlook Tasks/Microsoft To-Do to work together? I really, really like the way Nirvana presents information, but it's easier for me to use Outlook Tasks at work because I primarily work out of my inbox already.
     
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    Not sure if there is a good automatic linkage solution, but I've been using the email to Nirvana Inbox to get input that I might collect for my Personal External Brain when I'm at work using my work tools/system.
     
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