– Hal Elrod, Author of The Miracle Morning
We lead busy lives, but being busy doesn't necessarily mean we're being productive. Productive means that we're using our time wisely by focusing on what matters. Monthly Migration helps us accomplish this by weeding out distractions.
At the very end of each month, set up a new Monthly Log. Once that's done, review the pages of the month gone by. Chances are, you didn't get around to completing all your Tasks. That's fine! What's important is figuring out which incomplete Tasks are worth your limited time and energy moving forward. Strike out those that aren't, and migrate the ones that are.
To Migrate a Task, simply turn the “•” into “>” to indicate that you’ve moved that Task forward onto the Task Page of your new Monthly Log or into an appropriate Collection. If you wrote down a book title for example, you would migrate that entry into your "Books to Read" Collection.
Once you've Migrated open Tasks, check your Future Log. See if any Tasks or Events listed there have become current. If so, migrate those entries from your Future Log into your new Monthly Log.
It may seem like a lot of effort to have to rewrite all these things, but that’s intentional. This process makes you pause and consider each item. If an entry isn’t even worth the effort to rewrite it, then it’s probably not that important. Get rid of it. The purpose of Migration is to surface what's worth the effort, become aware of our actions, and to separate the signal from the noise. This is where BuJo shifts from a system, into the practice...