This is just a quick list of the information I put into and get out of Obsidian.


First thing every day I enter a Mood statement, my weight, any new to dos and quick notes I want to follow up on.

During the day I update what I had for breakfast, lunch and dinner along with how many walks I took and how many steps. I also maintain two Kanban lists: one for daily repeating tasks and one for all my vitamins and supplements.


With the input data above, I am able to quickly view the following:

  • Status of my Day Planner Kanban
  • Status of my Vitamins and Supplements Kanban which are updated after breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • My tasks displayed as Scheduled Today, Upcoming, Overdue and No Date.
  • A combined table of what I ate each day, walks, steps, weight, etc. using the DB Folder plugin. I call it my Habits database and I can filter and sort on it if needed.
  • A canvas displaying my Weight Log, Steps Walked and Water Intake for the last 2 weeks.

I can quickly switch to any of the above items. By adding additional tabs and splitting the window vertically and horizontally, I can display three notes at a time. With little effort I get to see the status of all my inputs. Below are three windows showing a Daily Note, a canvas with three charts and a note with my Vitamins Kanban. Kanbans are traditionally three column with To Do, Doing and Done as headers. Items are created in Backlog then you drag them to Doing and then to Done. For this Kanban, the columns are Morning, Midday and Evening with another one for occasional supplements. There are many ways to structure Kanbans (see here). For my purposes, I simply check what I take during the day and clear the check boxes before bedtime.

The Habits database looks like this:

If this inspires you to try Obsidian, the Community plugins you will need to download are Calendar, Dataview, DB Folder, Kanban, Tasks and Tracker.

By Michael Todd

An IT Professional with over 30 years of experience with PC setup & troubleshooting, programming, consulting and the use of the most popular business applications. This is all about making the technology do the most for you, so you have more time to enjoy life.

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