In my last post about being productive during quarantine I mentioned that I have started using a Kanban board. And if you are like me you probably really confused about what it is?
I heard about a Kanban board about three months ago, and it was something I instantly wanted to incorporate into my day job, and found it worked really well. So now that we are home I decided to bring it home too.
A Kanban board is a way to visualize your to do lists, and to break it down into steps.
So the things you need to create this board are
1. A bulletin board, whiteboard or wall space
2. Sticky notes, index cards, or bits of paper
3. Pens or makers
Easy right? I have color coded stickies for didn't parts of my life, and different goals that I am working towards. For example, my day job are blue, personal life is yellow, and author business are pink. Once you have decided how to color code, the next thing you need to do is divide your board or space into three categories. I didn't want to put tape on my wall so I just make sure there is enough space to clearly show the difference in the three spaces. The spaces are to-do, in progress and done. This way you can visualize what you still have to do, what you are working on, and what you have gotten done. One note, is you can flex this to whatever works for you, for me I break things down into tiny steps it helps me to visualize how much work I am actually getting done and to help me realize that I truly am being productive during this time. But if you need big overarching things, do it! Be flexible. This is a way for you to help visualize and track progress. In college, many of my friends and I did our own version of this with out even realizing it by writing down our course work for the week on whiteboards, and shifting it across.
I believe their are some programs to help you do it digitally so if that is more your way of doing things you can do that too! For me there is just something about doing it handwritten that helps me. I have a bullet journal, and an app on my phone and this. And it all is my way. Is it a bit neurotic? Yeah, but we all need something to make our lives feel a bit of normally, especially right now.
If you make a Kanban board, tag me on Instagram! My board isn't fancy, but I would love to see how you keep track of your life. My Instagram is @authorkatelyncostello
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