I Used Jira & Confluence to Manage My Life for 3 Months. Here’s My Review

What was the plan?

  • Use Jira to manage the tasks I have
  • Use Confluence to document the thing I want to remember in the long run
  • Use Google Calendar to manage time by filling it up with rough time blocks

So what works?

Writing on Confluence is great 👍

Epics forces me to pick and choose 🎯

Google Calendar mostly works 📅

Scheduling tasks like this does not work for me at all

And what doesn’t work?

Jira is not for managing small tasks 😡

Next-gen project is master of none

  • Jira: ❌ Moving away from it
  • Confluence: 🤔 Looking for replacement
  • Google Calendar: ✅ Keep using it

❌ Jira

🤔 Confluence

✅ Google Calendar

So what’s the plan?

  • Keep track of how much time I spent (wasted) using Toggl Track
  • Note taking and reading with reMarkable 2
  • How to use Pomodoro in moderation to keep free-flow focus time running smoothly
  • How does the physical environment (i.e. my apartment) affects my motivation
  • How does the equipment (e.g. my computer) affects my focus and efficiency




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