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You knew I'd find a way, didn't you?
I was trying to think of something I could make with Trello this week, and honestly the thought of just coming up with a way to be more "productive" felt daunting as the world is falling apart around us. So instead, I decided to use Trello to help me when I'm feeling overwhelmed and discouraged with things.
I created a board with two lists, one for self care, and one for "productive" things to do with my frustration that can effect change - like contact senators, donate to causes, and educate myself.
Each card in the list is a specific activity, and the cards in the productive list have links attached to them that go to specific places to take that action (like a donation page, or a senator's contact form).
This was already feeling cool, but then I used PixieBrix (browser extension that lets you automate all sorts of things and integrates very nicely with Trello) to automate a few things and randomly pick a card from each list, tell me to do them, and then open the link in the attachments on the "productive" card. This all happens just by me clicking a keyboard shortcut and selecting an action called "It's Gonna Be Okay".
It's a bit hairy to type out all the steps - requires a little bit of configuration, but you can follow along with me and set up in probably less than 15 minutes if you'd like! Here's a video showing how I did it.
Also, will happily help anyone if you want to build this and you're getting stuck. Just post in the comments or on the video and I'll be on the lookout and respond as soon as I can with helpful instructions!