Let’s talk about Notion and planning: Sunday Musings #99

Nov 29, 202023 comments

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After a few mellowed down weeks, I am happy to announce this week has been fairly good. That and the planning for the new year 2021 has made me excited and hopeful.

It might be a little late, but I have finally understood why everyone raves about Notion so much. I am in love!⁠

So how has your week been? Have you used Notion and if yes, what has been your experience? Llet me know how and what app/notebook do you use? Click To Tweet

For the uninitiated, Notion is a tool (app/program ?) that combines the power many apps in one workspace. Basically you can use it to substitute Google Docs, Evernote, to do lists, task manager and many other apps. ⁠⠀

I am already on the planning process for 2021 and that is happening on Notion. Of course, my fingers are crossed, and only if we all survive this wretched 2020!⁠

Aside, should I be posting more Notion and its pros and cons in a separate post?

Let us talk!⁠⠀

What I read this week

I am currently reading Anxious People by Fredrik Backman, and I am definitely liking it.

After a not-so brief slump, I think I am out of it. I read Under a Painted Sky by Stacey Lee this week. I know I have quite a way to reach my reading target, but I will do my best.

What I watched this week

I learned about O J Simpson’s trial and I went on to watch The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story on Netflix. As someone who is not from the USA and was an too young to remember then, this whole fiasco is new to me and it was shocking to say the least

I almost gave it up in the middle, around episodes 4-5, because I knew he was going to get away with it. And that made so furious and angry about the system and men in general.

Do people still believe that OJ is innocent? If yes, why and how could that be? Can someone explain it to me?

On my blog

In case you missed the posts from my blog, last week.

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I will be linking today’s post with Caffeinated reviewer’s Sunday post Meme.

From the Insta-world

Here is what I posted on Instagram during the week. Give me a follow, will you?

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Let us chat

So how has your week been? Have you used Notion and if yes, what has been your experience? And if you haven’t let me know how and what app/notebook do you use plan and track your work and to do lists? Let’s talk.

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  1. Heather

    Notion sounds very clever, I shall have a look as I’m always looking for more help organising myself!

    • Gayathri

      Ohh you should definitely do that!

  2. Jen at Introverted Reader

    I haven’t heard of Notion before but I’ll take a look! I’m one of those people who likes the idea of organizers more than I like actually using them. I love planners and organizers for work, don’t get me wrong, but I’m a bit too scattershot in my everyday life.

    I think I was in college when the whole OJ thing happened? I was too busy with my own life to pay much attention to it anyway. Everyone I know thinks he literally got away with murder.

    The Instagram pictures are beautiful, especially the first one!

    Enjoy your week!

    • Gayathri

      Ha! I love finding and setting up new planners/organizers too!

  3. Yvonne

    I remember the whole OJ thing. I seem to remember most people thought he did it. I never saw the Netflix series.

    I hope you have a great week!

    • Gayathri

      Oh it was exciting to hear about it now.

  4. Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

    I hadn’t heard of Notion, but it sounds like a fantastic tool!

    I remember the OJ thing from back when it happened—I remember not being sure what to think about it all. I assumed he was guilty, but I didn’t know enough about it to have solid opinions. The one thing I do have solid memories of was watching the police “chase” on the highway as it was happening. The whole thing was quite surreal!

    • Gayathri

      Oh that chase was on the series too. Sounds so surreal!

  5. Shelleyrae @ Book’d Out

    Anxious People is a great read.
    I don’t do enough to justify using an app like Notion 🙂

    Wishing you a great reading week

    • Gayathri

      I loved Anxious people! Thankyou!

  6. Tessa

    I don’t know if anyone thought OJ was innocent. I think we were all just shocked at how he got away with it. And tbh at the time he looked just as shocked. I’ll have to look into Notion. It sounds very handy!

    • Gayathri

      Yes I have been wondering how that happened too!

  7. Greg

    Hard to believe 21 is almost here. wow…

    The OJ thing… oh my gosh yes that was crazy back in the day.

    Love the pics, especially the first one- so beautiful! Be well!

    • Gayathri

      Thank you. OJ story seems to be crazy even now!

  8. jessicabookworm

    I am really pleased to hear this has been a good week for you and that you have discovered a new app that you love – I am going to be honest I have never ever heard of Notion before reading this post! 😅 My week has also been a better, more calm one and I well and truly got out of my reading slump in November. Take care and happy reading in the coming week. 🙂

    • Gayathri

      Yay, I am glad you got off your slump!

  9. Tanya @ Girl Plus Books

    I remember the OJ trial very well. Most people felt that he did it and got away with murder. It was so shocking when the jury found him not guilty. Simply stunning Instagram pics!

    • Gayathri

      Thank you. Have you seen the series?

      • Tanya @ Girl Plus Books

        I’ve never watched the series (I’m not a TV watcher) but I remember the real trial very well!

  10. Maureen @ Maureen's Books

    I haven’t heard about Notion before. I’ll definitely be checking that out! I am a real oldtime planner writer though.
    I’m glad to read you’re out of your reading slump. Those are rough.. although I must admit I haven’t been in many.
    What a gorgeous Instagram photo! Love it.
    Stay safe and happy reading.

    • Gayathri

      I am glad that you are not in one!

  11. Iza

    I don’t use Notion, didn’t know it existed – I stick to my Bullet journal 😉 Such beautiful, colourful lamps in your picture ! I haven’t read Jacqueline Woodson yet, but she’s on my TBR list. Enjoy your sunday 🙂

    • Gayathri

      Thank you. Bujo is the best!


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