The technology has been produced Various productivity tools from related databases to outlines in the to-do list from the task board. Yet, instead of giving users a sense of accomplishment, they can often feel overwhelmed and remind us of what we have left to do. They all seem to be missing a key feature that will help us be more satisfied and inspired: the “done” list.
Even before the epidemic, both as a work-family researcher and life coach, I have witnessed how talented professionals can feel that they are lagging behind even after working hard. At first, I thought they needed to prioritize better. It soon became clear that they had experienced various interventions, both in the office and at home. In fact, the more reliable and caring they were, the more they were asked to help someone, especially in “emergencies”. This urgent hurdle sent shockwaves through my clients’ own plans, declaring that “nothing happened to me!” And feeling frustrated.
I know they weren’t alone. My research colleagues Institute of Family and Action, Allen Galinsky and Ipshita Pal and I analyzed workforce data from the Society for Human Resource Management’s 2016 National Study Study. This Study representative of all U.S. employees It has been indicated that 5 week percentage reports are usually or very often interrupted in a normal week, making it very difficult for them to do the job.
It was also surprising that the digital tools they relied on were far from encouraging. Their to-do lists remain unchanged, serving as a reminder of what they do No. Taxes have archived or hidden many of the applications they have completed, hiding their successes. Most importantly, online calendars, lists and boards never record uninterrupted fires such as last-minute corrections for client presentations or taking the car to a mechanic. Their heroism was never recognized.
Learning from their experience I developed a simple strategy to complement digital tools that failed to serve them. An “Activity List” is an ongoing log of achievement. In addition to the traditional to-do list, I asked my clients to record additional tasks, large or small. This is not the only new idea – man Wrote about “Done” lists year after yearBut for my clients it got great results.
Why ‘Got-Don List’ can help
Even a slight anomaly can affect someone’s mood in his book Chatter: Voice in our heads, why it’s important Mat, Ethan Cross, Professor and Director Emotion and self-control lab At the University of Michigan, he wrote, “Your mood is defined not by what you do but by what you think.”
In a recent phone conversation, he elaborated: “Zooming in on what you don’t want to do can make you gossip,” or increase negative thoughts and emotions. In contrast, a to-do list can help you “expand perspective”.
“If you can go back to what you did, it’s because you don’t get stuck in the bad feeling of not fulfilling what you did. It’s understandable that you’ll feel better, ”he said.
In addition, the completed list continues to help my clients and me during the Kovid-1p epidemic because it provided us with “compensation control.” Cross explained: “Creating a list can help restore a sense of control in a situation so you can manage it as a way to organize and understand you.”