My goal is to segment my work time more, so I can have more predictable finish dates - my problem at the moment is that I’ll start off the day doing one thing, and tend to side-track onto auxiliary tasks that also need doing, and will need to be done at some point in the project, but aren’t the most important right now. So, I end up having a lot of tasks started, and then some time later I get around to finishing them all. The problem is that, although I get everything done in the long run, I can’t say “I’ll have finished task 22 by next Friday”, because when I start off working on task 22, I’ll realise that I need to think about task 31 and task 43 aswell, and I’ll start working on figuring out how I’m going to achieve those, which I don’t actually need to do until later, well after task 22 is finished.
I think Dynalist can help with this by using it as an outliner - when I think of approaches I might want to take to future tasks, I can quickly jot them down, go as deep down the tree as I need to to get the thoughts written down somewhere, and then I know I’ve recorded my thoughts, and I can go back to working on what I started with. Then, when the time does come to work on those future tasks, I can come back to my notes and use my previous thoughts as a starting point.
That’s my plan, anyway!