The P.A.R.A method has been introduced and popularized by Tiago Forte. It is a system to organize information. It is one of my favorite methods because of its simplicity and applicability across operating systems and tools.


PARA is an acronym that stands for:

The PARA method recommends organizing most of your information within these four containers. You can create these everywhere:

One of the key characteristics of the PARA method is that it pushes you to organize your information based on your projects and goals, rather than based on abstract topics/categories. This makes sense because, as adults, most of our efforts are tied to goals we’re trying to achieve.

The “Projects” folder