I’m a task master. If you ask me to do something, my inclination is to immediately do it. I suppose in some ways this is admirable, but I notice that it keeps me from arranging my day most efficiently. In the middle of one task, I think of a different one and suddenly that one seems more important (even if it’s not). So, then I switch tasks and I repeat this several times a day. Operating this way can make me feel overwhelmed and exhausted.
I had a discussion with my boss about this and we began printing off The Storyline Productivity Schedule and filling it out together each day. This has revolutionized the way my workday goes. Before I even check my email, I have ranked my most important tasks and implemented tiny rewards for each, written down my to-dos, meditated on what obstacles the day might hold, figured out which appointments I have, and given some thought to the things I get to enjoy that day. It makes me feel empowered and opportunistic.
Here are some things that make Storyline different:
-It forces you to work on your most important projects first.
-It forces you to focus on only three important projects per day.
-It reminds you each day of your life theme, so you have a decision filter.
-It kills of mental bugs that cause procrastination.
-It limits the number of appointments you take.
-It builds in rest and reward so your mind recharges and is capable of working harder in the long run.
-It allows open ended work sessions, so the clock works for you rather than you working for the clock.
I love, love, love it.
Give her a try.