Okay so [Joe has me tempted to look at OmniFocus](https://joebuhlig.com/inspiration-for-a-new-omnifocus-setup-and-workflow/) again, [despite](https://curtismchale.ca/2018/12/03/why-i-use-a-bullet-journal-instead-of-productivity-software/) my [love](https://curtismchale.ca/2018/05/21/how-i-modified-the-bullet-journal-system-to-run-my-online-business/) of notebooks and a modified [Bullet Journal](https://curtismchale.ca/2018/05/07/getting-started-with-bullet-journalling-for-web-developers/) system.

Here’s the thing though, my system works for what my life is now so I’m not going to change it. That said, if I was to take a job somewhere or have some other big change in how my life runs then it would be a time to look at my productivity setup and choose the best setup for the way my life runs currently.

I don’t think that you should go chasing the new hotness. Almost every time, the problem is that you’re not using the system well. You’re not saying **no** to the things you should be saying no to. That your task list is actually a wish list of things you’d like to think you’ll do, but you won’t.

That’s one of the big reasons I love notebooks. They default to **no**. If I don’t move things forward, then it’s not on my current list. Digital tools, keep pulling the cruft forward all the time so that you just have a big ever growing wish list that you can never get through.

Hrm, I bet you could build a Shortcut to eliminate any task in a project that doesn’t have a specific tag. Maybe even file the whole project if it doesn’t meet certain criteria in some catchall heading that meant it was dead.