04 October 2021

Dear Laca,

On the subject of automating away stuff that sucks...

“Automating stuff that sucks” can take many forms:

At some point, I really recommend reading “Getting Things Done” by David Allen. It’ll explain the concept behind allowing your brain to relax by getting all your action items into some place that you know will remind you. That way you aren’t taking up a ton of brain cycles trying to keep a bunch of different things in your head all the time.

Examples of things I automate because I hate them or hate to keep track of them:

In general, the automation rule is you should look to automate anything you don’t enjoy, that is also recurring. The one-off sucky jobs probably aren’t worth putting in the effort to automate, because you’ll spend more time on the automation than the actual activity.

I may have gone off on a few tangents, but I hope this helps lol!

❤ your mother