New year, new you. Say what you will about arbitrary calendar-based declarations of new beginnings, now is just as good a time as any to pick up some new productivity habits and start off 2018 with a clear direction in mind for achieving goals.
In case you missed some of our top Trello tips of 2017 for setting up productive workflows, going from good to great with your goal-setting, or turning your favorite board into a technological wonder, here is a round-up of our best ideas for taking the new year to the next level:
1. A Complete Manual For Personal Productivity Prowess
Productivity is more than a to-do list. It’s about building a better daily routine that works specifically for you. We produced a downloadable guide to the best personal productivity methods and strategies for time management, goal setting, and using tools to our advantage. Learn why context switching is costing you IQ points, and how to use time tracking to your advantage:
2. A Trello Insider’s Guide To Personal Productivity
This in-depth tour of Justin Gallagher’s personal Trello board was a fan favorite last month. Justin co-wrote the Trello app prototype and now oversees the Product and Design teams for Trello (so you know he’s got the best tips and hacks). He draws inspiration from the mise-en-place concept that true organization is about keeping the most important things in one place. Learn exactly how to set up a master personal Trello board that automates your to-do’s and makes sure you always know exactly what’s on your plate:
3. Set Personal Goals (And Hit Them) With Trello
A Trello user (and fellow Atlassian team member) set out to make 2017 a year to remember. Dubbed #Yolo17, see how she and her husband were able to travel to 15 cities, write an entire book, adopt two dogs, and each receive a promotion at work thanks to a Trello board and the popular OKRs method of setting (and sticking to) important goals:
4. Develop A Weekly Goal Review Ritual In Trello
Spending time every week reviewing accomplishments and planning upcoming projects is part of many productivity experts’ routines, including David Allen, author of Getting Things Done. Take advantage of four big benefits to weekly goal planning, like keeping things realistic and maintaining momentum, with this easy Trello process. You’ll be ready to rock your routine in no time!
Looking For More Trello Ideas For Achieving Goals?
Pictured above: Trello as a bullet journal
There’s plenty more productivity power in Trello to explore. You can set up a bullet journal with fabulous board backgrounds, mind map your pie-in-the-sky goals from your phone, or give the classic Eisenhower Matrix prioritization technique a try.
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