I confess that I lifted the title of this post from Leo Babauta at Zen Habits. Actually, I borrowed the idea from him. You see, Leo is like the master ninja of the internet when it comes to simplicity.
For my part, I continue to discover that simplicity is a huge part of becoming more effective. The less clutter, the better.
One of my goals is to have a planning system that’s both effective and simple to maintain.
I need my planner to work well for me. It also must require only a minimum amount of my time to keep it going.
It’s a tool I use to manage my attention, time and energy, not something that burns up huge chunks of those non-renewable personal resources.
The Four Laws of Simple Planning
I recently re-read Leo’s Four Laws of Simplicity and realized that it can be applied to how I plan and manage my time.