When I worked for Northwestern’s Student Affairs IT, we had a daily “Scrum”* meeting where we had all of our major projects on a board, the smaller tasks related with those projects, and where those were in terms of progress – on deck, in progress, and done. We would do a daily briefing about our status and updates about the major tasks, and celebrate when we finished a major project. I’ve tried doing this digitally, but it’s just not been effective. I also didn’t buy enough white board contact paper. But I’m hoping this will be good for my mental health – there’s just something helpful seeing my tasks and responsibilities visually, out of the gray cloud in my head and onto something tangible.

*Scrum in quotes because we didn’t do what scrum actually is, but we called it that anyway.