I use a daily priority sheet and it increases my productivity. Over the years, I’ve tried all sorts of productivity tools. Most were digital. As a tech gal, I’m always looking for ways that technology can make my life easier and give me more time for fun. Oddly, things have been swinging in the opposite direction these days. You’re likely to find me with a paper journal or notebook with a pretty cover than a tablet or digital device. It doesn’t mean that I’m not using these things. In fact, my whole career revolves around technology. However, with all the cool tools available, I find that my brain just works better when I write on paper. This is especially true when it comes to task lists and organizing my day.
I also like to keep it simple. You’ll find so many journals with pages cluttered with boxes, ribbons, quotes and maybe a sheet of stickers. Unless you think just like the creator of your journal, you might find it hard to use. I end up writing over the fancy designs. That said, you might find a simple daily priority sheet increases productivity The goal is to capture the tasks that you absolutely intend to complete today. I know everyday I have just 2-3 things that if completed, will make my day a success. That’s it. If you have other things swimming through your head, add them to the Save for Later or the Get Help list. There is also a simple end of day reflection. Don’t feel compelled to use every line. Capturing your daily priorities will be enough as you start your day with intention and end your day feeling more productive and accomplished.