A simple approach to planning ahead.
Planning In Markdown?
Planning is often done using specialized tools ranging from basic todo list managers like Google Tasks to complex project management tools.
For most planning, however, slightly enhanced text files have many advantages.
Text files are easy to write, to read, to search, to print and to share with others. They are maintainable and preservable, with no obsolescent proprietary formats or software to worry about.
Markdown is a well supported standard for text processing, particularly in Visual Studio Code, and provides a good platform to build upon.
Example: A Jogging Plan
So, how does a plan look like in Markdown?
For example, a plan to become a runner might be stated as follows:
The goal (Become a Long Distance Runner) is stated first and marked as important and to be started soon.
Then follows the list of tasks required to accomplish the goal, ordered by their priority (first choose a training program then buy suitable shoes).
The plan also specifies recurring tasks (weekly running days) and some specific events (run the half or full marathon).
Planning on a Small Scale
To prioritize the steps required to achieve a simple goal, just order them in a list, with the next one to be done at the top:
Keep rearranging the task till it feels right.
To move a line or a selected block of text up and down use:
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