PARA Method Template for Notion
Build your second brain in Notion with this free PARA Method template.
Tiago Forte’s mega-popular Building a Second Brain course and book teaches you how to organize your life in a digital “second brain” using four lists: Projects, Areas, Resources, and Archives.
This free template brings those four lists seamlessly into your Notion workspace.
Note: This PARA template gives you a simple, minimalist structure to build upon. If you want a complete, done-for-you second brain inside of Notion, check out Ultimate Brain instead.
Ultimate Brain contains the exact same PARA organization system as this template, but adds advanced task management features, note-taking features, goal-tracking, a My Day dashboard, and much more.
Want to turn Notion into a complete productivity system? Ultimate Brain includes all the features from Ultimate Tasks - and combines them with notes, goals, and advanced project management features.
Tiago Forte's PARA Method, Perfected for Notion
Tiago Forte’s PARA Method is designed to work within any tool. It comprises four folders:
Each folder holds information with a different level of actionability.
But we can make PARA even more flexible and powerful within Notion.
Since Notion allows us to create interconnected databases, we can create a more useful PARA structure.
As you can see from this diagram, within Notion our Areas (what I call “life buckets”) can contain both Projects and Resources.
This makes more sense, doesn’t it? Both the projects you take on and the interests you have usually fit under a broad Area of your life.
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