Private Streams are private and personal. Depending on your work style, you can build and format a personal section that works for you. Fellow has some built-in suggested templates like a daily planner, a personal journal, and a reading list. But you can adapt the Personal section to work for you.
Here are some ideas of what you can do:
Track your Impact
It’s easy to forget all the important things that you get done in a year. Come review time, it’s useful to have a place to refer back to see all your completed projects, important decisions and amazing accomplishments.
Project Specific Tasks
Projects often have a lot of tasks. If you discuss a project in a meeting and are assigned action items, you can drag the action items into your private streams to keep yourself on track. It’s also useful to breakdown some larger tasks into smaller components.
It’s useful to have a place where you can record all your great ideas. Maybe you have an idea for a new project, or a new campaign, or a blog post? You may not have the time to explore the idea, but it’s important that your ideas don’t get forgotten. Sort of like a mind dump.
You may have some goals that you don’t necessarily want to discuss with your manager. Maybe you want to run a marathon or eat healthier? Or maybe you’ve been meaning to read that article? In Fellow, you can collect them all.
Thinking about the week ahead
Sometimes there's something on your todo list that needs to be done, but not this week. Maybe you're preparing for next weeks meeting or an upcoming event. Or maybe you don't have time to do a task this week, but will have time next week. It's still on your list, just not this week :)
Have fun with formatting
Add emojis and 'dress-up' your private streams. Personally, I like to arrange my private streams so that the icons make a colourful pattern.
(For Mac users, you can add emojis in the note by using the keyboard shortcut Command - Control - Spacebar)
Have fun customizing your private streams!