How I Use Obsidian As A Creative — Part 2

A Comprehensive Walkthrough Of My Obsidian Setup

00-inbox

01-life-os

01-years

Naming Format

Years Index

list
from "01-life-os/01-years"
where contains(file.name, "Y")
sort file.name desc

Year Note Template

# {{title}}
Theme:
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from "01-life-os/02-quarters"
where contains(file.name, "2021")
sort file.name asc
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from "01-life-os/03-goals"
where theYear = 2021
sort file.name asc
list
from "01-life-os/04-projects"
where theYear = 2021
sort file.name asc
## Year End Review

### Review Of The Past Year
- How did my yearly theme help me this year?
- What went really well this year?
- What surprised me?
- What am I most proud of accomplishing?
- What challenged me?
- What am I most grateful for?
- What have I learned this year?
- My top 5 favorite things from this year
- Describe this year in 3 words

### Looking Ahead To Next Year
- What is my yearly theme and why?
- What am I most looking forward to next year?
- What am I feeling apprehensive about?
- What do I want to do differently?
- What area of y life to I most want to develop?
- What do I want to accomplish next year?
- What challenges am I likely to face?

### Taking Action
- I will make more time for:
- I will learn about:
- I will say NO to:
- I will say YES to:

02-quarters

Naming Format

Quarters Index

list
from "01-life-os/02-quarters"
where contains(file.name, "Q")
sort file.name desc

Quarter Note Template

list
from "01-life-os/03-goals"
where theQuarter = "Q1-2021"
sort file.name asc
list
from "01-life-os/04-projects"
where theQuarter = "Q1-2021"
sort file.name asc
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from "01-life-os/05-weeks"
where theQuarter = "Q1-2021"
sort file.name desc
## Quarterly Review:### Review Of Goals
- Look back at the goals I set for the quarter
- What were the themes/buckets associated with these goals?
- Did I achieve my goals?
- If not why not?
- Will any of these goals carry forward into the next quarter?
- If so, what needs to change to ensure success this time around?
### Review Of Projects
- Look back at the projects I undertook in the last quarter
- What were the themes/buckets associated with these projects?
- Were these linked to any of my goals?
- What one thing did I learn from each project?
- What one thing would I change if starting each project again?
### Review Of Weekly Reviews
- Look back at the weekly reviews from the last quarter:
- What were the 3 most important lessons I learned
### Start Stop Continue
- What should I start doing next quarter?
- What should I stop doing next quarter?
- What should I continue doing next quarter?
### Setting New Goals
- Pick 1-2 new goals to work on for the next quarter
- Fill them out in the Goals DB
- Define any related projects that need to be created to accomplish the goal(s)

03-goals

Naming Format

Goals Index

list
from "01-life-os/03-goals"
sort file.name

Goal Note Template

theYear: 2021 
theQuarter: Q3-2021
# {{title}}
Status:
Year: [[🔄 Y-2021]]
Quarter: [[🔄 Q3-2021]]
Project:
## Goal Background## Goal Outline
**_Specific_**
**_Measurable_**
**_Achievable_**
**_Relevant_**
**_Time-Bound_**
## Definition Of Success## 3 Reasons For Failing
What are the top 3 reasons why I might fail at this goal?
## How To Stack The Deck In Your Favor
Based on my reasons for failing, what strategies can I make use of to achieve my goals?
## Action Plan
Include the next actionable task I can do right now to start working towards my goal.
## Goal Review### Did I Achieve This Goal?### Why or Why Not?### What 1 thing would I have done differently?### What 1 thing did I learn from this experience?

04-projects

Naming Format

Project Index

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from "01-life-os/04-projects"
where contains(file.name, "MXP")
sort file.name

Project Note Template

theYear: 2021 
theQuarter: Q1-2021
# {{title}}
Status:
Year: [[🔄 Y-2021]]
Quarter: [[🔄 Q1-2021]]
Goal:
## Project Background
## Proposed Implementation
## Time Frame
## Notes
## Daily Notes
## What I Learned
## What Could Be Improved Next Time

Project Ideas Kanban Board

05-weeks

Naming Format

Weeks Index

list
from "01-life-os/05-weeks"
sort file.name desc

Week Note Template

theYear: 2021 
theQuarter: Q1-2021
# {{title}}
Year: [[🔄 Y-2021]]
Quarter: [[🔄 Q1-2021]]
## Get Started
- Clear Desk space
- Zero Inboxes
- Review last week's entry
- Review daily reflections

## Reflections
### What Went Well This Week?

### What Should I Start Doing?

### What Should I Stop Doing?

### What Should I Continue Doing?

## Work Log

## Planning
- Review next week's time blocks
- Add & schedule tasks for the next week

## Shut Down
"I am finished work for today"

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