Michael over at Black Belt Productivity has a great post on when Lifehacking becomes more of a burden than a help. Ironically enough, it’s when you’re trying too hard to hone your system of organization.
I’m guilty as anybody here. I’m constantly checking out, reviewing, changing, upgrading and switching my system. I try out new GTD methods, tools and tricks on a consistent basis, but none of them usually stick. Every time I try to improve my system, I always find myself going back my initial organizational crush. Back to the tool that is a) the simplest and the b) most accessible.
Odds are if we’re constantly trying to find that something better to help us organize, that means our “system” isn’t working up to our satisfaction. So instead of looking at the tool itself, evaluate how it’s being used.