If you prefer a pen and a notebook to digital to-do lists, then there's a new productivity system on the block. Strikethru combines elements of the GTD method and the Bullet Journal for a new handwritten productivity technique.
As the system's maker Chris explains on Reddit, all you need is a book and a pen. There are three basic parts to Strikethru:
- The Live List: Your active to-do list for the day, which you fill the previous night with a 5-minute review. Limit yourself to only nine tasks in a day. Each task also has a priority circle to decide the order to tackle them.
- The Dump: A place to jot down all your tasks and ideas in the book.
- The Vault: Specific lists go into the vault, with a two-letter tag in a square for each. Like "Pr" for Project, "Wk" for Weekly, and so on.
- Calendars: If you schedule tasks, add calendars to the start of your book and place the tasks in the appropriate daily, weekly, or monthly column.
The Lite system of Strikethru uses just the first two parts, the Standard system adds the Vault, and the Pro system adds calendars. Chris adds that you can combine Strikethru with other popular productivity systems like the Kanban method or the Pomodoro technique.
Head to the site and you can download an instructional guide on detailed steps to make your own Strikethru book. And yeah, the new productivity-focused Moleskine books might be a good companion!