Every morning I run a shortcut (as part of a morning routine) that creates a new draft titled “[date:yyyyMMdd]-dashboard”.
It consists of:
- a daily quote/aphorism (as described above)
- a header and placeholder for a list of the day’s actionable items
- events from today’s calendars; format: - [[[yyyyMMdd-HHmmss] - event title]]; makes it easy to create a new, appropriately titled note for any event during the day.
- projects to focus on today (currently drawn from a Trello board, titles in double brackets for links to drafts)
- today’s reminders (drawn from a GoodTask/Reminders list with links back to specific items in GoodTask)
- any drafts with today’s date referenced e.g. @due(date) or @follow-up(date) tags.
- a list of reading items: a wiki-linked reference to one knowledge item stored in drafts; a link to a random “read later” item stored in Reeder; a wiki-link for each of the current books/documents I’m reading, managed through a Trello board.
Been running this for the past few months now, and I’m still tweaking/refining, but it’s been working well for me. Since I spend a lot of time in Drafts, it’s proven really useful to have a daily jumping off point there for everything else. It means I don’t have to go looking at things in a number of other apps to maintain an overview.
Recent update was a shortcut that updates the block for today’s events, so that if I add an event during the day, it’s easy to reflect those changes in the dashboard