productivity: the best system is the system that you *use* {life balance 2.0 series}


In this edition of Life Balance 2.0, I'm bringing y'all a fresh video blog on one of my favorite topics: productivity.

You've probably heard that saying about exercise that "the best form of exercise is the one you'll actually DO." The same goes with systems for productivity: tracking your to-do's and calendar items, having a place to store and easily access your big ideas and project plans.

I can geek out all day long on systems, tools, and apps for productivity, and in this video I do share a little about my current system that works well for me. But the biggest message is that you need to do what works for YOU, and if your current system isn't working well, there are so many great resources out there to improve it. 

Check out the video blog below, and if you're on a mobile device, you may need to click here to watch it directly on YouTube.

What are you favorite tools or techniques for organizing your tasks and appointments? I'd love to hear them in the comments! 


Valerie Martin

Valerie Martin, LMSW, is a Primary Therapist at The Ranch residential treatment center, where she works with eating disorders, addiction, trauma, and co-occurring mental health issues. Valerie focuses on a holistic treatment approach of mind + body integration, using Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), somatic and bioenergetic therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), psychodrama, 12-step, and shame resilience. She is also a Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist (CSAT) Candidate. Valerie received her Bachelor of Science degree in Communications and Master of Science degree in Clinical Social Work at the University of Texas in Austin. She is an active member of the First Unitarian Universalist Church in Nashville, and emphasizes spiritual exploration in her work with clients.