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How to implement "the Ivy Lee Method"

The Ivy Lee Method is a 100-year-old productivity technique employed by many. At the end of each workday, plan six (and no more than six) most important things you need to accomplish tomorrow. You can do this either in Now / Later workflow, Kanban workflow, or using Must/Should/Want method. Then, repeat this process every working day by moving six tasks into your planned tasks (i.e. Next).

Remember, do not start with the next task until you have fully completed the one before it. Move any unfinished tasks to the top of tomorrow’s list of six tasks (for example, either by using priorities or by setting In progress status) and repeat daily.


You can use the work-in-progress limit to limit the number of planned tasks to exactly six.