How To Feel Progress

“Even small wins can boost inner work life tremendously. Many of the progress events our research participants reported represented only minor steps forward. Yet they often evoked outsize positive reactions.”

Research has found the most powerful way to boost emotions, motivation, and perceptions during a workday is for you to feel you’re making progress in meaningful work.

Jocelyn K. Glei, author of Unsubscribe: How to Kill Email Anxiety, Avoid Distractions, and Get Real Work Done, breaks down three simple ways you can track your progress so that you benefit from feeling it.

Her suggestions include to make a post-it grid of your tasks, track metrics on a daily calendar, and write in a diary for five minutes a day.

Glei also shares her personal “roadmap” which she uses to track her own progress on projects.