🔗 Rivers and buckets

Rivers and buckets - Sketchplanations It’s impossible to keep up with everything. Consider thinking of areas of your life like rivers, not buckets. Oliver explains rivers not buckets in “Treat your to-read pile like a river”. (from the Oliver Burkeman article above) The problem, as the critic Nicholas Carr explained, isn’t filter failure. It’s filter success. In a world of effectively infinite information, the better you get at sifting the wheat from the chaff, the more you end up crushed beneath a never-ending avalanche of wheat....

April 7, 2024 · 1 min · 184 words

💭 Slack Overload? Regain control with Inbox Zero principles

Update 2024-02-13: Restructure to introduce headings and highlight the core problem with messaging apps. Update 2023-10-17: Replace simplistic “Channels/Someday” channel organisation with a MoSCoW-inspired sections structure optimised for fast processing. 📥 Inbox zero “Inbox zero” is a pivotal concept to deal with the constant influx of information of modern life. Merlin Mann coined it in 2006, during a series of posts on 43Folders. That “zero?” It’s not how many mes­sages are in your inbox–it’s how much of your own brain is in that inbox....

April 17, 2023 · 8 min · 1620 words