📝 Finally created some evergreen notes à la Zettelkasten. Lesson learned - I should have just started without overthinking it. Here’s something that has helped me through hectic times recently:

Scrying your TODO list

Scrying is a mechanic from Magic the Gathering tabletop card came. It allows for a player to:

  • look at their stack of cards
  • decide to put cards at the bottom of the stack
  • decide to keep cards on the top and re-order them

Scrying your TODO list could be a useful metaphor for prioritizing tasks. The order of tasks, especially the next 2-5 tasks, is more important than completing the whole list.

A useful heuristic for scrying a TODO list is deciding which tasks need doing today and which tasks will make tomorrow easier.

Source: Cortex - #142 Scrying Your List