Figuring out the best way to do something is often a means of not actually doing anything.

Something I have learned about myself over the last five or so years is that if I catch myself spending more time thinking about the tools I am using than about the work I am trying to get done with those tools, I probably ought to stop and just do the work with whatever tool I have ready to hand.

Journaling systems, to-do apps, workflow management… the thrill of trying new stuff has worn off, and I find that, too often, focusing on “If I can just find a system that is a little better at X” is really an unconscious means of putting off doing what I need to get done.

For me, it’s better to find a toolset and process that checks off all the basic boxes and then just stick to it. YMMV, obviously.