THE MIRACLE OF A TAG
USING THEM, CREATING THEM EVEN IF THEY ARE NOT IN THE SYSTEM
With a "tag" system, I discovered (after some initial trepidations) that I could find anything and process things faster.
In GTasks and in Workflowy, both of which have no "tagging" system, I created my own tagging system by merely adding to a line of text a word I might want to search on to find something related to an area and then distinguishing it from other text by attaching a "prefix" of sorts. The prefix can be any character, such as a ., , a # - all of which become distinct from other uses of those symbols by attaching them to a word. Examples are .psych, or #soon. (I can't use an @, because a search for it will yield other pieces other than tag subjects with that in it.)
The only disadvantage is that you've got to notate (or remember) what the symbols are and keep the words simple. In the apps, it is best to store in a line or task a guide of the symbols to be used where and for what, so that my memory can be restimulated or re-minded.
MY TAG REMINDER BOX
. for topic and subtopic areas (I can put in .planning and .daily into a search engine and get a unique set of found information.)
# for actions to take
If I want a list in order of a date for doing a task, I can simply do a #d-2015-05-12 (for year, month, day of month indicators) and the search function will bring them up in some way (but not in order necessarily).
This all ties in with my time management system and task management, plus research for my writing.