A Simple Way to Organize Your Life

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Time stamps:
00:00 - Intro
00:19 - Step 1: Fireworks
03:54 - Step 2: Prioritization
05:49 - Step 3: A Timeline
07:31 - Ensemble
08:13 - My New Class
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  1. Sunny Kind Journey

    Sunny Kind Journey

    3 mesi fa

    "There isn't a productivity app or piece of software in existence that comes anywhere close to the power of a pen and a paper" Can't agree more with this! ✏📖

    • PhilfreezeCH


      2 mesi fa

      I honestly disagree. A tablet with an infinite canvas and the ability to move things around, zoom and scale is just superior in every way.

    • Roman Khmelnytskyy

      Roman Khmelnytskyy

      2 mesi fa


    • awarenessvillage


      2 mesi fa

      I agree.

    • Aidialts


      2 mesi fa


    • Son Santana

      Son Santana

      2 mesi fa

      @Drew Way Obsidian

  2. I love Yellow

    I love Yellow

    3 giorni fa

    You. Do. Not. Know. How much this video gave me clarity. Its like a refreshingly cold drink in summer 🙋🏻‍♀ Keep safe and healthy

  3. Hardi Aziz

    Hardi Aziz

    12 giorni fa

    amazing video thank you

  4. Gortak the freezer hope

    Gortak the freezer hope

    17 giorni fa

    Arigatodegosaru-ka 🍃

  5. Raúl De Zamacona

    Raúl De Zamacona

    22 giorni fa

    Thank you so much for going for classical music instead of the typical and ugly electronic music, more ITputrs should follow your example.

  6. Namra Ali

    Namra Ali

    22 giorni fa

    After watching this video, Me on youtube: a dog petting a cat

  7. Best Cabo Tours

    Best Cabo Tours

    27 giorni fa


  8. Humble World

    Humble World

    27 giorni fa

    Me before watching this video, “Heeeelp me!” Me during the video, “am I still distracting myself with this 9-minute video?”, “I forgot how much time it takes to plan, but it's everything!”, “Okay, it's okay to go insane.”, “gotta get it out, just let it out”, “how to I create care to make the most of my life?”, “no wonder I love talking to everyone about my plans”, “huh, I like the three months planning part” Me after watching this video, “okay, here we go!” *subscribes first and then grabs notepad and pen* Thank you!

  9. Sonia Wood

    Sonia Wood

    28 giorni fa

    Love it, love it, love it! There is nothing so satisfying as scratching away on piece of heavy lined paper with a super sharp pencil!!!! Nice to see someone else enjoying pen and paper! A looooooong time ago, it was a fine point blue Papermate pen on yellow foolscap! Very nice video, I will try this! Thank you!

  10. aluah 1717

    aluah 1717

    29 giorni fa

    Hello how are you, can you talk about Ramadan and try it? I hope you do that and tell us how you feel because now is the month of Ramadan and thank you

  11. Werner Habel

    Werner Habel

    29 giorni fa

    Dear Sir, it honestly defeats your overall intend and purpose to provide your messages in visual form *only*. all of your content would make a very coherent, concise, distraction free and therefor highly valuable *audio* podcast. Thanks a lot for your help!

  12. Lotta Johannesson

    Lotta Johannesson

    29 giorni fa

    So helpt me💯❤️

  13. Cem Koker

    Cem Koker

    Mese fa

    Holly crap !

  14. Pepprina Malt

    Pepprina Malt

    Mese fa

    Thank you Nathaniel. Love the music too.

  15. Jerrich Divinagracia

    Jerrich Divinagracia

    Mese fa

    hey Nathaniel! thanks for this. im so lost in my life now. means alot to me

  16. Mustafa Emin Özcan

    Mustafa Emin Özcan

    Mese fa

    Hey man! What you do with your videos is awesome. I mean both the meaning and things you tell and the production and design of them. Keep up the good work!!

    • Mustafa Emin Özcan

      Mustafa Emin Özcan

      Mese fa

      (continuing...) might sound creepy btw but I wasn't really thinking of subscribing but just giving a like to that one specific vid. yet, by the end of the video I just felt like not just subscribing but also turning on all the notifications for your channel. U got me somehow buddy and hope u all the best in the future.

  17. Simply Aizhan

    Simply Aizhan

    Mese fa

    Wow. I feel like I spoke to someone who knows me very well. I am sure, I am not alone in this: on some days, I get this clarity, this vivid perception of life and myself - everything is clear and in order. Other days, I wake up with a million of thoughts, ideas and to-do’s in my head. I either ponder too much on what I should do and get stuck, and overwhelm myself, or I rush to write it all down, yet. And, exactly like you said, I lack ability to distill/externalize my thoughts on paper. I feel like my brain is on steroids at that moment and I want to do it all (write a book, write an article, draw something, learn something etc). Fireworks, as you said. So, I am truly happy that your video came along. I am doing my best to organize and order all this information and make it happen💪

  18. Evolution_Algorithm


    Mese fa

    THis music is ok, not the techno we normally get

  19. Tony S California

    Tony S California

    Mese fa

    You're not the weird one man. I love paper too, it feels so good when you’re writing and reading. Anytime physically is a thousand times better than digitally. As we prefer real sex than watching porn hahaa

  20. Joy Dorsett

    Joy Dorsett

    Mese fa

    Seriously that’s why I consider just turning off the notifications it has helped me be more productive in certain other areas

  21. Laura Tre

    Laura Tre

    Mese fa

    Loving all of your content. Tks!!! Greeting from Argentina😁

  22. Lee D

    Lee D

    Mese fa

    I absolutely agree with writing things down. When I'm feeling overwhelmed or have anxiety I just brain dump everything on paper. That helps to be able to organized, get a clearer picture and decide what's just filling your head, what needs to get done and what's important to you.

  23. Laura Stauder

    Laura Stauder

    Mese fa

    Love this! I have tried using programs and systems so many times, but it seems there is just nothing like a mind map for me or random scribbles. Glad to hear I am not the only one.

  24. Off the Limits

    Off the Limits

    Mese fa

    if ya'll hv seen HIMYM, he's a total ted. XDXD

  25. Alex Harmony

    Alex Harmony

    Mese fa

    I liked your video the moment you said "there is nothing better than a pen and a paper" YES THANK YOU.

  26. KNW-Seeker


    Mese fa

    Lots of truths in it Somehow i also like pen & paper better

  27. Juliana Chuva

    Juliana Chuva

    Mese fa

    i love pen and paper too, but how do you travel with so much accumulated paper?

  28. Miriam Gutierrez

    Miriam Gutierrez

    Mese fa

    I'm a software developer student and I alse prefer a pen and a paper to organize my days lol

  29. Riya Sinha

    Riya Sinha

    Mese fa

    I hope you know how precious you are! Thankyou for bringing up such mindful contents. Great respect and love !

  30. Lesa Henderson

    Lesa Henderson

    Mese fa

    100% agreement about the power of physical part and pen!!!



    Mese fa

    Drawing ur thoughts

  32. Tabatha Arzente

    Tabatha Arzente

    Mese fa

    Admiro mucho el contenido que haces, me siento muy identificada con todo lo que dices, piensas y haces. Realmente amo tus vídeos y espero poder seguir viendo cómo creces, te desarrollas y poder seguir inspirándome más con eso. Gracias por tu aporte y valor ♥

  33. aleksander kaeis

    aleksander kaeis

    Mese fa

    Have re-discovered the art of writing. The Magic, for manifesting and bringing the ideas into this matter world. Ty Ty TY !!!!! :))

  34. Chocolate & Dutchy

    Chocolate & Dutchy

    Mese fa

    The ReMarkable comes very close to writing on paper! We really enjoy using it. Also you can make mindmaps and everything you do on normal paper but digital to keep everything in one place like you said. You can even send it to another device. And the great thing is that you can’t go ‘online’ on the reMarkable, there are no distractions like on an iPad. Have a great day 😊.

  35. Jan Carlo Marquez

    Jan Carlo Marquez

    Mese fa

    I'm only 35 but somehow i can't help but feel proud of you as if you were my son. Good work - thank you for sharing!

  36. yungx wavy

    yungx wavy

    Mese fa

    Nah really tho i feel it

  37. R. Brooks

    R. Brooks

    Mese fa

    You had me at pen and paper.

  38. Workbag


    Mese fa

    Great Sharing !

  39. Giona Grace

    Giona Grace

    Mese fa

    Totally agree! I LOVE pen & paper. Nothing compares! Old school rocks! Lol

  40. dino


    Mese fa

    watching this the only thing i can think is why he own so many books :|

  41. yoLmt


    Mese fa

    I commented

  42. Daniyal Rajput

    Daniyal Rajput

    Mese fa

    Idk why but I'm getting really different kinda vibes from his videos which is really good. You got a new subscriber man.

  43. Pamela Colson

    Pamela Colson

    Mese fa

    Drewwww! Such a great video! Thank you. I'm old enough to be your mom and you've been such an inspiration to me. Living intentionally has been my North star for the past year and it's a concept I'm growing more in love with. That you are able to reach this idea at a young age is a reflection of how well you've been brought up. Also I think your generation has been bucking the status quo ideas that have been around for way too long. Living the life you chose instead of falling into the cog is such a refreshing take and I'm here for it. I'm looking forward to changing my life completely as it must because my way of thinking is changing completely. I'm headed to skill share to check out your video, then grabbing my journal that's been waiting for this moment.

  44. Vitor Hugo Duarte

    Vitor Hugo Duarte

    Mese fa

    Interessante Nath

  45. Dog Water

    Dog Water

    2 mesi fa

    I hate when i have resistance towards these videos and organizations. i need this yet I make excuses wtf

  46. who am i

    who am i

    2 mesi fa

    I think this video will help me, like way way way way way better than other videos I've watched, this one literally slapped me from day dreaming to just doing.

  47. Nina Filler

    Nina Filler

    2 mesi fa

    agree with the power of pen and paper! even books over ebooks..

  48. Isa Nogueira

    Isa Nogueira

    2 mesi fa

    Hi Nathaniel, do you have tips to be a organized person at home, Im refering to simple things like cleaning, washing...how do you put things together, are you able to do that?

  49. Christiane Elvestad

    Christiane Elvestad

    2 mesi fa

    Hi Nathaniel! This is the first time ever I'm commenting on something on ITput, but I couldn't resist due to two issues: 1) Your content on your channel is too good not to be given a huge hug and thank you so much for - I've been looking for this for ages, and you just rock whatever you you do - so kudos and I take my hat off for you ❤️ And 2) I recently purchased a remarkable 2, it's designed in Norway where I come from, and it's like a digital note pad without the distraction of internet, you can write with different types of pens, draw, download e-books, have your personal writing converted to text, it's just so amazing and have converted my life to a better place in so many ways!

  50. Erlinda Gonzales

    Erlinda Gonzales

    2 mesi fa

    gud am sir nathaniel. so lucky to find your site as i scroll so many you tube vlogs looking for interesting and infirmative topics such yours. i am from thenphilippines. i have sone ideas same as your ideas and learn more upon hearing your ideas. thank you for sharibg your thoughts.

  51. Chokeslam Chacha

    Chokeslam Chacha

    2 mesi fa

    you're just a universe of Positivity. love u bro frm 🇮🇳 Hey btw I want that pen 😃

  52. Prince Tangon

    Prince Tangon

    2 mesi fa

    I can't believe you've reached more than a million subscribers. Remembering you before when you started and have a humble few subs then. Kudos! Keep your quality content coming. I even forgot to subscribe on your channel so now I am subscribing.

  53. NonchalantGarage


    2 mesi fa

    I had to watch this 3 times because my attention span is so short

  54. The Strategic Scholar

    The Strategic Scholar

    2 mesi fa

    Is it possible to learn this power???

  55. DeepFriedLemonWedges


    2 mesi fa

    i wish i could write chinese subtitles for your videos

  56. Márk Simonyi

    Márk Simonyi

    2 mesi fa

    Hi Nathainel! I just wanted to ask how do you do the texts and animated titels, or which application do you use ? Anyone can help me. Thanks for your answers!😊

  57. claudia barrios

    claudia barrios

    2 mesi fa

    Amazing ideas 💡

  58. Edel


    2 mesi fa

    Holaaaaaa ¿he llegado a tiempo para el regalo? 😘

  59. Andrés Farías Cintrón

    Andrés Farías Cintrón

    2 mesi fa

    Thanks for the Spanish subtitles :)

  60. Remy LeBae

    Remy LeBae

    2 mesi fa

    Hit like for paper ASMR

  61. Lucía


    2 mesi fa

    I recently downloaded Notion, because I'm the biggest procrastinator, but I still don't know how to use it. and I relate to your personality, so I actually think this will help me a lot. Thank you sm

  62. AngelFrosthia


    2 mesi fa

    It is something about paper. If I journal on a paper I just let it flow out unhindered potential typos etc and all. Journaling digitally I see the words much more plus my phone keep telling me about typos or Worse, autocorrects incorrectly so I need to rewrite. However when it comes to lists of any kind or things I need to remember I prefer digital for easy access wherever I am. And for the ease of changing a text in seconds. To each their own, a Interesting pov not prefering digital and Yet not going full blown Bullet journal.

  63. claire ponesse

    claire ponesse

    2 mesi fa

    alternate title: paper and notepad ASMR with nathanial drew

  64. Hasna Baali

    Hasna Baali

    2 mesi fa

    Nathaniel is one of the best youtubers that I follow.. when you follow him you don't feel that you just wast ur time.he has a specific way to give motivation and inspiration ..keep going . A folower from Morocco 😉

  65. Joel Tavares

    Joel Tavares

    2 mesi fa

    Man I really enjoy your videos They motivate me to get better as a person Thank you!

  66. Adrianos


    2 mesi fa

    dude your videos are sick! good job man

  67. Zahir Sookoor

    Zahir Sookoor

    2 mesi fa

    There isn't any app or piece of tech that comes close to the results of pen and paper Samsung Galaxy Note: eXcUsE mE?

  68. sneaky_ zombie

    sneaky_ zombie

    2 mesi fa

    I really appreciate your videos, As a chronic procrastinator and a person who is always trying to get their life in order, I find your videos helpful in getting me moving in the right direction.

  69. Vlasko60


    2 mesi fa

    I had to stop at 2 minutes to go see a dog petting a cat. Okay, I'm back. Continue.

  70. Misleidy H

    Misleidy H

    2 mesi fa

    Omg remy eating the strawberry and the cheese is one of my favorite cartoon movie scenes, that comparison is so spot on, I love it.

  71. Rici Corniel F.

    Rici Corniel F.

    2 mesi fa

    Gracias por este video!!!!!!

  72. A Sonnicksen

    A Sonnicksen

    2 mesi fa

    We have a very similar process. I have a set notebook I can put anything in. I don't over analyze it or over judge myself for it but my thoughts need to get out and if I put it in illustrator I will spend 3 hours overthinking it and designing it and making it look good. Notebooks are the best.

  73. Justin Palmer

    Justin Palmer

    2 mesi fa

    damn man little did you know im going to be using this as the reason why i finally get everything together i cant wait man i could cry right now i just see everything so clearly now. i know what i need to do now lets do it

  74. Matthias Herzog

    Matthias Herzog

    2 mesi fa

    I like how straightforward your videos are.

  75. laminage


    2 mesi fa

    I live for using Pen and Paper📝



    2 mesi fa

    Do you still use todoist? I use tiktik and Google keep and these are super helpful but my biggest issues are being easily distracted and that my tasks are not always in front of me unless I setup a reminder. Digital has always been great because it's quick but as you have said before, you are always two clicks away from something. Do you think pen and paper is better or should I just try to restructure myself digitally?

  77. udoy khan

    udoy khan

    2 mesi fa

    Wow. It's mind blowing. I can't believe I have never discovered you until now!

  78. Rachel Perry

    Rachel Perry

    2 mesi fa

    TOTALLY agree about analog. I “think” by writing stuff in a notebook. It’s powerful!

  79. iLove GREEN

    iLove GREEN

    2 mesi fa

    I love pen and paper too. I love writing things down.

  80. Brandon Best

    Brandon Best

    2 mesi fa

    it's not just me right, he has big eyes lol

  81. sama abbas

    sama abbas

    2 mesi fa

    Came for tips, instead I got paper ASMR

  82. Larisa Zolotarevska

    Larisa Zolotarevska

    2 mesi fa

    Nathaniel, you are simply amazing!

  83. At Family Greenfield

    At Family Greenfield

    2 mesi fa

    I love pen and paper, Everyone is always saying that i can use apps and asking why i need so many notebooks but I love them❤️ it's my obsession

  84. awekev


    2 mesi fa

    Please make a video about your editing, I am a video editor and your videos make my jaw drop!

  85. Özge Çelen

    Özge Çelen

    2 mesi fa

    I like your videos

  86. connor kenway

    connor kenway

    2 mesi fa

    1:53 Liam Thompson?

  87. Imene Imene

    Imene Imene

    2 mesi fa

    This is the firs time a self improvement video ACTUALLY helps me.

  88. Mart L

    Mart L

    2 mesi fa

    Thanks for the note book and pen concept this what’s missing in the world old school I truly respect this.

  89. Boelteajja


    2 mesi fa

    I love your bookshelves! I am Also a fan of pen and paper, beats everything! Bullet journal FTW!

  90. Stur


    2 mesi fa

    Please, add subs in portuguese!

  91. pmichael73


    2 mesi fa

    Nothing like pen and paper for making notes, re-organizing ideas, linking thoughts and brainstorming. Revisions are easier and you have a record of what you've changed in case you change your mind again. Now, get rid of the biro and get a proper wet ink fountain pen and you'll really be with the program!

  92. Yonarumo


    2 mesi fa

    I prefer paper to draw concepts and scribbles for my artwork but unfortunately, I can't write by hand for very long, not without hurting myself. But instead of using apps, I use my laptops writing program to come up with my own systems and write down ideas.

  93. Jeremiah


    2 mesi fa

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  94. Art by Jessyluna

    Art by Jessyluna

    2 mesi fa

    Im so glad I found this channel 💯❤️

  95. O K

    O K

    2 mesi fa

    I use so many journals - they end up disappearing:( I’m an analog person too 😀

  96. Jacob Brown

    Jacob Brown

    2 mesi fa

    We have eternity to go. Jesus paid it all so we may live in the kingdom of God forever. His death on the cross is the sufficient payment needed to get pass the second death. First death is the death of our body's. Second death is the death of the soul. He conqoured death so that we may live in paradise in the FULLY revealed glory of God our father and creator. Flesh and blood does not enter the kingdom of God. Let Jesus be your redeemer, he will show everyone who we've been created to be. Blessings to all of those who read with an open heart and a thirsty spirit. Jesus saves

    • The_Gaffer


      2 mesi fa


  97. Elaine Masterson

    Elaine Masterson

    2 mesi fa

    Thank you. Xx

  98. unclassed media

    unclassed media

    2 mesi fa

    yiou seem quite different in paris than in mexico, I wonder to what degree you're aware of your environment affecting your personality?

  99. חושן שלי

    חושן שלי

    2 mesi fa

    It’s the sound!!!! Someone that understand Oh Love u so much 😍😍

  100. primurph


    2 mesi fa

    I almost left this video to search - dog petting a cat.

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