Organising Notion

Organising Notion

Notion is great to learn but if you are looking for resources that help you in organising your notion workspaces, it would require learning about how your personal workflows are.

Learning some basic principles will help in getting started with being organised in Notion. Here are some of our internal principles at Xperian to get started with organising:

  1. Separate processing & publishing of thoughts.
    Processing is where you just put down your thoughts without many barriers. Most people try to categorise their thoughts while they put them down, doing this will actually slow you down. Publishing is where you organise your thoughts and then post them to public. This distinction is important and prime for taking notes.
  2. Prioritise habits over techniques and templates.
    Following a template blindly will not be helpful as you would have to mould your habits around on it ideally, it should be the other way around. To find and make everything fit your context you should track your habits. Tracking your Habits will give rise to patterns. For example, do you track your finances ever evening? Then, you should have a seperated space with calendar block in place for you to collect your daily financial habits.
  3. Work with daily standups or intention in mind.
    Have a seperate place to collect your daily tasks. For example, do you conduct a daily reflective page in the morning? Then, you should have a seperated space with calendar block in place for you to collect your daily reflective journal. Daily processing will help you get started with creating seperate spaces for them.
  4. Access workspaces based on frequency.
    Tracking your Habits will give rise to patterns. These patterns inform us on what we access frequently. For example, If you access many pages to collect your thoughts separately, you could favourite them and access them via widgets and bookmarks so they load quickly and reduce friction to collect thoughts quickly.

That being said, its time for some select resources that helped us to get started with organising our Notion life.

Tutorials & Videos

Here are some great tutorials offered by the notion community to get started with organising your life/work/anything! Here are some of my personal explorations:

Create your Personal Wiki using Notion | RadReads
For many years I yearned for the good old days of Microsoft Access. In 2003, I used this antiquated software to create an Investor Database at a startup investment firm. I knew just enough code (or Structured Query Language, in coder parlance) to stitch together...
Create a Personal Wiki by Khe Hy
Timeline view in Notion: a bird’s-eye view of your team’s projects
Eleveate and visulaize your projects with Notion’s timeline view. Take a bird’s-eye view of your projects, roadmaps and sprints.
About the Notion timeline view by Khe Hy
Mindful Workflows by Theresa Ungerboeck
Manage your Finances by April Wench

Templates from the Notion Community

Some great templates offered by the community to adapt for your context.

11 free Notion templates for a productive and healthy life [TEMPLATES]
A hand-selected list of the best (and free) Notion templates for prioritization, fitness, journaling, CRM, reading lists, meal planning and habit tracking.
Notion Templates By Khe Hy
William Nutt
Can’t-miss news and insights from Notion VIP.
Notion Templates By William Nutt
Grab my Notion Templates
Notion Templates By Marie Poulin
Vensy Krishna
Resources for mindful productivity, personal growth, and living your ikigai.
Notion Templates By Vensy Krishna
+10 Notion Templates
Follow the path that will guide you to get stuff done. Get access to the growing library of templates.This Notion library includes the GTD Mindsweep, BASB Second Brain Library and Project Management Database plus Start Here page with the characters’ paths; P.A.R.A method; Weekly, Monthly, Quarter Pl…
Notion Templates By Maria Aldrey

More Resources from the Notion Community

A set of resources, formula sets, communities in Notion that can be used for any context.

Notion – The all-in-one workspace for your notes, tasks, wikis, and databases.
A new tool that blends your everyday work apps into one. It’s the all-in-one workspace for you and your team
A consolidated set of resources by Ben Smith, a Notion Ambassador 
Super — From Notion to Website in minutes
Turn your Notion pages into fast, functional websites with custom domains, fonts, analytics, and more.
Load your Notion Websites fast using Super.
Notion Icons 2.0
Create a more vibrant and modern workspace.
A consolidation of some great icons for Notion
Create Beautiful Presentations from Notion
Create stunning content that drives more engagement.
Add forms to your notion and collect responses

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