One of the best oganizational advancements I made in my
I don’t know if this happens to you, but I often think of going to a familiar source without being able to remember the last time I was there. Naturally I like to pace out my visits to sources evenly, allowing time for fresh inventory to come in so I’m not doing redundant work. So I started a source log.
I have mine divided by “routes” of anywhere from 2 to 10 sources each – a “route” being a cluster of sources near each other that I can conceivably hit in a single day. The lists include every source’s address and hours. Beside each, I leave room to log my visits. At a glance, I can see the last time I was somewhere, and assess either if enough time has elapsed to warrant a return visit (I like to allow 3 or more weeks), or if I’m not going somewhere often enough.
This has been an incredible boost in removing mental clutter and being able to identify quickly where my attention is needed, eliminating the often lengthy morning list-building process before going out for the day. Highly recommended.