The Rise Of Productivity Porn

​We ask Team ELLE how they keep organised

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Whether you consider yourself creative or a straight-down-the-line no-nonsense #girlboss, everyone everywhere seems to be striving to be more productive.

Interestingly, this has sparked a throwback to more analog planning methods.

Brooklyn native Ryder Carroll's Bullet Journal method has stationary fanatics ditching their store-formatted diaries in favour of blank notebooks, to partake in this colourful way of productivity-journalling. 

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As bullet journaling has become more and more popular, you can now find countless 'layouts' (adorable washi tape anyone?) to be found on Pinterest or Instagram to inspire you.

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The ELLE team are constantly up against one deadline or another, so we thought we'd ask around to see how different members of the team choose to organise their to-do lists:  

Fashion Cupboard Manager Angel Cordova-todd

She subscribes to the bullet journal phenomenon, but keeps it minimalist and ordered – a mindset that translates in handling the number of items that come through the cupboard door.

PA to the Editor-in-Chief Rachel Macbeth

Rachel is the office's go-to-girl for all goings-on and operates a two-notebook system, one affectionately dubbed 'The Scribble Notebook' that is then transferred into another notebook and colour coded.

 If a task is not completed one day, it simply gets added to the next day's agenda unless its written in red – those tasks always get done.

Digital Editor Natasha Bird

Natasha is all about online diarising and scheduling, unless it's worthy of the being in her very important big black notebook, where she gets the satisfaction of physically crossing off the really important tasks.

If getting organised is an excuse to buy new stationary, we're sold.