Introduction: What I did until now?
I'm always tent to making plan, rather than just get in to work. It was like that in my pre-3D life too. I used lots of techniques or tools without realizing it.
And If I take a look closer period today, I mean its from summer of 2016 to today, I built some approaches day by day. While learning 3D at home, you really need to focus. So it can take less time than standard. But the days that I attend classes in mechanical engineering program, it was really painful to focus on both. Before that summer, in spring I had a first job in 3D and it is a part time remote job. I earn almost nothing, it takes time, but finally I was doing what I want to do. So I had three topics to take care, engineering program, the job and my process on learning 3d. That's where a task list need arise. And at the end of summer, I changed that engineering program to the architecture. Anyway, I will briefly explain my progress on this road now.
The first period on asana
I was barely aware of what I am doing. Just writing bullets down and trying to finish them. Full of mess. I split the projects roughly but things get broken easily and I cause a cloudy mind. Most of the time, I spend my energy in the wrong direction. But now I can say from this point, that was a good start. I was doing my tasks. But have issue with getting architectural stuff in asana or when architectural workload increased I was forgetting about learning 3D or finishing my other tasks. It takes summer 2016 to summer 2017. In that period, beside this three topic I also worked for some freelance projects.
The level 1 on asana
Level 1 started with no name. I just thought I need some improvements on asana and researched for them. After creating further update which is level 2, I started calling this was level 1. Anyway.
The improvements was that: I group all topic in my life to higher topics. Such as at this level I had a top project named Architecture to university tasks. Self-learning to my learning process on art and design. Life-cycle for my government, health, friends and family tasks. Portfolio-Enhancement for practicing more designs.
That hierarchy make my mind more clear. While working on tasks I have an idea about what it is for.
The problem with that, in a day I had to deal with around 15 tasks which are take more time then I thought and mostly they are splitted to different top projects. And attending university lectures still take too much time. So I fall down in to procrastination. For a long time, I only did the tasks I really had to do, and easy to do. Doing some critical homework, but not all. Watching tutorials, but have no energy to practice it. Still it wasn't full of emptiness, I finished some projects at this period. It wasn't so deep. But wasn't shinny.
The level 2 on asana, later clickup
It is started with a book that my friend gave me. It is about procrastination. Then I realized what's going on. I heard another book and it's 'eat that frog'. After finishing the book, I had an idea of what I am actually doing, but have no idea about how to stop it. Book has answers, but it was a mess of info. Do I really have to open the book and read it, all the time that I procrastinate. Of course not, so I decided to study eat that frog. It takes almost 6 months. I didn't only study eat that frog. I also research for some other information.
At the start of this period, I activated full Asana by using my edu account. When it is expired in 3 months, I could no longer use asana, in free account, its abilities doesn't fit my needs that I used to in full asana. So I searched and find clickup. I tried ntask also in this period but clickup offers lots of good properties that I need.
At this period in my self learning topic there was a course at edX that is prepared by Delft University, which is about product design. There was lectures the instructors telling about what-how-why relations. It makes me think about it. It is possible to apply this approach anything in the universe. From creative fields to technical fields. While I was thinking about what-how:why approach i meet the one of project process definition, 4d approach: discover, define, develop and deliver. Both approaches make me excited about what I could have done. But it's not that simple. I studied 4D approach also to understand what it really is. Today I am using the same approach, but I changed it for me.
At the same time I was working on manifests. What it is, how it is written and why it exists. As i said, what-why-how open all the doors. I will talk with details about it in later posts. I reached a point, what I want to do with my life. It isn't so detailed, but I know what I want to do, and what I don't want to do. I will keep it for myself in this post.
At the end, brightest moment of my art career until now, happened in summer 2019. Actually bright isn't the right word for it. It will shine day by day, but I can say, I am more aware of what I am doing, I hope I will be more in the future.
Today: The level 3
I decided to write this post while I was thinking about today's situations. I started level 3 on September 2019, with a silent ceremony. My topics are almost the same. Life cycle, self learning, architectural, workplace and vispaces that is renamed version of portfolio enhancement. And clickup able to add sub projects for it. For example classes for architectural, or life and official for lifecycle, and others still messy, but they are better than before. That's not the case for now, anyway. September was good enough but October was almost missing. I did lots of work for workplace, for university and for my personal projects. But didn't have enough records for them. It was a rushy month. And unforeseen tasks was to much. So for the next few months I decided to forecast possible tasks, mostly about university. After doing it, I got something like heat-map when I am almost full, to not finish my personal projects. So now, I am aware of my workload for the next two months. I hope that awareness makes me use my time efficiently and keep me alive when I missed my projects.
So my purpose of writing all these was that: I created the whole system, but it is not working well. It is like the machine parts that work at the same time, or stops at the same time. They are not working with full of harmony. It is mostly related with the count of projects that I am dealing in a day. Sometimes it reaches 10. I want from me to finish all ten topics in a day. Then I feel, I didn't do my best about them. Some people tend to make me feel like that. Especially instructors at university. Anyway that's another topic too.
I am hoping to develop new approaches for rest of level 3. I am almost sure about, I will no longer be choked up with producing, thanks to what-how-why approach and 4D process. The only threat is overwhelmed mind. To avoid that I have to stop dealing with multiple topics in a day, and need a break day in my week. I don't know, what will exactly solve it, so I am open to any suggestions. So feel free to share your experience with me. Also, I will continue to explain my further experience in this context.
Thank you for reading.