The Principle of Priority

Some food for thought:

“The Principle of Priority states (a) you must know the difference between what is urgent and what is important, and (b) you must do what’s important first.”
Steven Pressfield, The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks & Win Your Inner Creative Battles

Tagging actions in Nirvana with contexts, and the time / energy required, helps you quickly whittle down your available actions based on where you are, how much time, and how much energy you have throughout the day.

Having a short list of actions to chose from helps ensure that you make progress on the important things that matter “right now.”

Scheduled Maintenance Saturday, March 8 at 10:00pm EST

We will be bringing our main database offline for about 30 minutes tomorrow night starting around 10PM EST (03:00 GMT).  You won’t be able to login to your account during this maintenance window.  However, you’ll still be able to use the web app and the iOS/Andrdoid apps just fine, provided you’re already logged in.  Your data will resume syncing with the cloud (and between your devices) once we bring the database back online.

Sorry for the interruption.  We’ll post updates on twitter @nirvanahq to let you know when we start and when we’re done.

Scheduled Maintenance Saturday, February 8 at 1:00am EST

We will be upgrading some of our backend systems on Saturday, February 8 between 1:00am – 1:30am EST (6:00 – 6:30 GMT). This will not affect you if you are already signed in to your account (on the web or via mobile devices), but you may not be able to login (create a new session) for 2 brief periods during this maintenance window.  Our apologies in advance for the forshadowed blip, but the upside is that we’ll be better prepared for growth on the flipside.

We will be upgrading some of our backend systems on Saturday, February 8 between 1:00am-1:30am EST (6:00-6:30 GMT). You likely won’t notice a thing if you are already signed in to your account (on the web or via mobile devices), but you may not be able to login (create a new session) for 2 brief periods during this maintenance window.

Our apologies in advance for the forshadowed blip, but the upside is that we’ll be better prepared for growth on the flipside.

Nirvana for Android now available on Google Play

Nirvana is a GTD® task manager for Getting Things Done®.

Capturing thoughts whenever they occur and confidently drilling down to the thing you should be doing right now is at the heart of Nirvana — freeing your mind to be in the moment and focused on the task at hand.

This app is the mobile extension of the critically acclaimed, cloud-based Nirvanahq.com desktop app — the trusted system of thousands around the world, always in-sync, and now always with you.

Get it on Google Play

System Maintenance

We will be moving some things around this evening, starting around 9 PM Eastern. Parts of Nirvana may go offline for brief windows, but if you’re already logged in before we start, chances are you won’t notice anything. Will update this post as time frames firm up.

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