I wanted to send a note of thanks to Trello and share a way to use Trello with the community.
The last several weeks have been a challenging time. My wife and I are fortunate to be in good health and be in a position financially where we are not struggling. But that doesn’t mean it is easy. Each day there are physical, mental and emotional barriers to contend with.
One of the main things we discovered is how challenging it can be to remain motivated and to continue to push through obstacles. How can you remain positive when there is so much negativity all around. The isolation also takes an emotional toll. However, very early on, my wife and I developed a plan for how we would use Trello to help us overcome.
First, we created a list called “To Achieve”. In it, we added cards to reflect all of our goals that we wanted to accomplish over the next several months. I set larger financial and health goals along with simple things like cleaning and organizing the house or taking online courses in a field of interest.
Next, we created a list called “Quarantine Machine” which was a way for us to list out each day of the quarantine along with daily tasks we wanted to accomplish. Some were mundane such as cleaning or reading. Others were aspirational such as go for 10 mile hike or complete art project. But each of them allowed us to set daily goals and they all served the purpose of keeping us motivated. Motivated and moving forward. That was the inspiration behind the term machine. Using Trello to organize us and motivate us so that we keep going as an unstoppable force.
Lastly, we created a list called “To go” and within it, we added cards for all the places we wanted to go once we were able to. Again, something to motivate and inspire us to keep moving forward. The places were all ones where we sought to reconnect with loved ones who were to far away over the last few months. We used the boards to collaborate with friends and family and make important plans for the future.
At the two month mark, I just wanted to take a moment to thank Trello for creating these tools and resources. We are still going strong and plan to emerge from all of this better than ever. The daily accomplishments and the mapping out of future goals were and will continue to be our inspiration. We love Trello and appreciate what you have done for us. Hopefully others find it useful as well.
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