Today I am sharing an app I've been working on for the last little while called Ivy - which is inspired by the "Ivy Lee Method". It isn't the Ivy Lee Method exactly but it forces you to focus on only six things every day.
In 2014 I was diagnosed with GAD (generalized anxiety disorder). I was in school at the time, and I was trying to manage my time at University with two part time jobs. It was definitely a chaotic point in my life, and in order to get through it all, I had to take things one day at a time – keeping my mental and physical health top of mind. I did that by keeping detailed journals and to-do lists.
Fast forward a bit and I found myself dropping out of University to work at two tech companies, which was a pretty wild experience. I tried a bunch of different methods for managing my day and staying productive, but the only one that really stuck was the Ivy Lee Method. I started using stickies, and my whiteboard at home, to work through six things every day.
And so that’s where Ivy comes in. The app is currently iOS only, but I would love to build a web and Android app in the future.
Please give it a look and let me know what you think!