I'm moving all my notes out of Evernote. And I have a notebook there with all my e-books notes and highlights for the past 7+ years. A total of 276 notes. One note per book.
I've always used this free service my.clippings.io to export my Kindle highlights to Evernote. It also exports to .txt, .pdf and .doc. But, the only way to have separate files (one note per book) is when I use the Evernote option.
My issue here is: how can I convert all these Evernote notes to markdown??😕
I have never asked that question before. But suddenly I felt like I was overwhelmed and that I was spending too much time and energy to manage my lists. So this year I decided to sit down and write a description of my GTD system to understand what was going on.
The inspiration came from a post from Cal Newport in which he describes his “Rooted Productivity“ document. For him, it's a one page document that he keeps in a plastic sleeve on his desk.
The idea is to have a “root commitment” that includes all your productivity habits.
GTD is based on 5 steps, which are:
1) CAPTURE: Collect (Inbox)
2) CLARIFY: What is it?
3) ORGANIZE: Put it where it belongs
4) REFLECT: Review and Update
5) ENGAGE: What is the next action? Do it!
Based on Cal Newport's idea, I came up with a description of my system based on the following questions:
Which tools do I use for each of the 5 GTD Phases?
What are my Inboxes? Where are they?
What are my list managers? (including tasks and project lists)
How do I organize the stuff that comes into my inbox?
What is on my Calendar?
What is my reference system? How do I file non-actionable things?
Core habits and routines: what are the habits that are important to me?
Periodic Reviews: what are the reviews I have scheduled to keep the system up-to-date?