As a digital project manager, I spend all day in front of two screens. And as a tech geek, I usually spend a few more hours in front of screens when I get home. Even my addiction to reading novels involves a screen these days. But I've recently found that integrating an analogue tool into my project management arsenal has really helped me focus on what's important.
Plus, I get to buy nice stationery.
I use a modified version of the Bullet Journal system. There's quite a bit to it – you build an updatable index that maps to your different 'modules', which can be anything from monthly and daily to-do lists, shopping lists, one-off lists of ideas or tasks for specific projects.
The important bits that make it work for me are, first of all, repetition. If you don't take care of a task on today's list, you mark it with your symbol for 'moving it to the next day' and you write it down again.
I also like to keep track of exactly how many times I've moved something, which I call my procrastination indicator. Seeing that number grow every day for that one task I REALLY don't want to deal with makes me more likely to give in and get it done.
Secondly, unlike a diary with pre-printed dates, the Bullet Journal is forgiving if you put it aside for a few days. You don't come back to great yawning acres of guilt-inducing blank pages – you just pick up where you left off, updating your last list and making your new one.
My advice: see how integrating analogue tools can aid your project management, whether it's sticky notes, a whiteboard, or a good old-fashioned paper to-do list.