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2023 free Notion template: The Game of Life

Start your new year with the Game of Life template.



Duplicate the template from here.

Whether you're looking for a minimal and functional agenda or a database-driven gamified project management, this template has you covered.

The Dashboard

Quests = Tasks

Quests and Notes

  • Use the inbox toggle to quickly add tasks
  • drag them to today's quests to assign them
  • drag them to completed page when checked/done
  • add notes throughout your day

Calendar and Current Goals

  • add the time in the designated property of a calendar entry for a better visual and faster entry or edit if schedule changes. Choose the appropriate tag (home, personal, work, school).
  • calendar entries of the past are filtered so you only see the present and the future
  • write your current goals in plain sight and add habits or steps in the action plan toggle. Unfold the action plan whenever you need a reminder of what you're supposed to be doing with your day and why.
  • drag the goals to goals achieved page as you complete them.

Gamification + Tracking

Book Reading Tracker

  • No database on this one, just drag the book to the appropriate status colunn. You can add pages next to the book name to take notes.

Special Missions

  • missions are for the tasks where you need a little push or dopamine release to get you going. Add whatever task you hate here and add custom entries to the reward section with their cost, to reward yourself when enough tasks are done. 
  • to keep the database in an optimized manner (so your Notion doesn't start to lag from too many entries) and to see a deduction in the bag of money, whenever you're taking a reward, go to done list of the missions, and delete (or archive elsewhere the important ones for reference) the same amount of tasks as the cost of the reward you're currently taking. This will also keep pushing you to get more things done.

Goal and project management with a habit tracker


  • If you need something with a little more punch to it and specificity, then use the Gamified Project Manager.
  • At the top you'll see the habits included (1 point for each habit and each pomodoro (P1, P2 etc)). Modify per your needs.
  • Goals, Projects and Tasks are related to each other in that order. Add Projects to your Goals and Tasks to your Projects. 
  • Each completed task earns you 1 point.
  • Each completed project earns you 10 points.
  • Each achieved goal earns you 100 points.
  • Watch your points accumulate and your level increase.
  • To keep the database optimized, you may want to duplicate this and use one Project Manager per year and archive the previous years.
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