Before we get started. Is there even such a thing as "easy" or "difficult" productivity system ?
Well, yes. I'd say so. The choice of productivity systems and tools will be almost 100% dependent on personal preference. However, having said that. Some systems and tools are much more complex than others.
For example, let's say Omnifocus App (which is an awesome, fully fledged task management system) will have a steeper learning curve than a simple Pomodoro Technique app (which will basically have just one feature).
Today however, we're going to talk about something which is, relatively, quite easy.
Don't Break The Chain Productivity Method So how does Don't Break The Chain Method work ?
Before you start It's quite simple, all you'll need is a calendar or a calendar app (a small notebook and a pen will also do). You can simply print one A4 calendar page with current month. If you don't have a printer you can simply write it down on a A4 or A5 sheet of paper. There are plenty of websites where you can get a printable calendar, like this one here.
Decide on what's important The key consideration, when using Don't Break The Chain Method is to focus on what really matters. It's not really a system to manage complex projects. The main premise here is to keep thing simple. So let's say you want to get in a habit of starting each day with your morning productivity routine.
Gamification Each day that you were successful and started your day with your morning productivity routine, you make an "X" mark next to the corresponding date. The idea is (as the name would suggest) to try and not break the chain. It's a sort of gamification, as you try to keep the winning streak going. And get as many Xs in a row as possible. You should end up with something like this.
This way, you are not only accomplishing your goal, you are also building good habits. We hope that was useful. Will you try this productivity method? Let us know in the comments.