My Notion setup as a software engineer for everyday use in 2024

My notion setup is the real MVP, keeping my job, side hustle, and family life in check. πŸ‘Š It’s surprising how many devs haven’t hopped on the notion train yet, but with my new tricks and widgets, I’m saving time and winning at life. From project tracking to meal planning, it’s all in one place. Notion Q&A is the cherry on top, saving me time and hassle. πŸš€ #NotionNinja

Introduction ✨

I use Notion to organize my life as a full-time software engineer. I have a YouTube side hustle, and after recently becoming a parent, I’ve been juggling multiple side projects. Many people have shown interest in my Notion setup, so I decided to create another video to share some new features and tips.

Reasons for the New Video πŸŽ₯

I’ve updated and improved my dashboard, and Notion has released interesting new features. In this video, I’ll show you how to make your Notion setup more aesthetic and combine databases, templates, filters, and AI to maximize productivity.

Aesthetic Workspace Layout πŸ–ΌοΈ

πŸ“‚ Cover Image: I use a GIF for my cover image for a more aesthetic look.

🌦 Weather Widget: I use a weather widget to help me plan my commute and workouts.

Goals and Projects Section πŸ“ˆ

I use a card view of my projects database on my dashboard and track progress on my goals. Notion’s customizable displays and filters are essential to my productivity.

Utilizing Notion Templates: Save Time and Effort ⏱️

Notion templates have been a game-changer for me. I created various templates for workouts, meal prep, and more, saving me time and effort.

Maximizing Productivity with Notion Calendar πŸ“…

I utilize the Notion calendar app to plan weekly schedules and manage tasks and events holistically. Notion calendar offers features that are not available within Notion itself, making it a valuable addition to my productivity tools.

Notion Q&A: A True Digital Assistant πŸ€–

Notion Q&A is a powerful tool that leverages AI to help you find information within your workspace. It’s a game-changer for saving time and streamlining workflow.

Conclusion and Resources πŸš€

I’ve shared some insights into my Notion setup as a software engineer. If you’re interested in exploring these features, check out the resources and links in the description. Don’t forget to like and subscribe for more content on productivity and tech.

Key Takeaways πŸ“Œ

  • Notion templates are a time-saver for recurring tasks.
  • Notion calendar offers a holistic view of tasks and events.
  • Notion Q&A leverages AI to streamline information retrieval.


  • How can I start using Notion for productivity?
  • What are some essential Notion tips for beginners?

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