Boost your productivity with the Bright Method

Written by Trisha Bhullar


Have you tried the Pomodoro Technique, Zen to Done Rule, and Rule of Three? Are none of these working for you? If so, we’ve got a fresh new productivity perspective for you. It’s time to boost your productivity with the Bright Method.

Why aren’t popular productivity methods working for you?

Your friends are constantly tweeting about the latest productivity fads — but somehow, none of them work for you? Why is this the case? Don’t be too hard on yourself: sometimes it’s all about getting the right fit. If you think about it, there are billions of unique human beings in this world. We think differently, walk differently, eat differently, etc. Productivity is just another task that humans do differently from one another. So just like you have a unique preference in food, you might have a unique preference when it comes to productivity techniques.

More specifically, your body might have specific needs that popular productivity techniques aren’t targeting. For example, someone feeling incredibly stressed might struggle with the time constraints of the Pomodoro Technique, and should instead be focusing on a calming method that boosts efficiency at work. Similarly, people who prefer jumping straight into tasks might not particularly love bullet journalling. That’s why here at Timeqube, we’re exposing you to as many productivity ideas as we can, to help you in your search for the best productivity technique out there for you.

The Bright Method

The Bright Method is a new productivity method pioneered by Kelly Nolan, an organizational strategist who advises high-achieving women. Her method was originally crafted for “bright women seeking bright lives,” but can apply to anyone who wants to be productive and excel in life. Here’s how you can work on this technique.

  1. Plan your time, but sub-plan it too! Having an endless to-do list or sprawling calendar might not be the best thing for your motivation. Instead, create an overarching planner with sub-planners. You can split your sub-planners into work tasks, personal goals, household errands, and so much more. This not only encourages you to be organized, but also helps you stay on track with your tasks.
  2. Be realistic. Don’t fool yourself with how much time you have in a day! Be practical on how much useable time you have each day and whether you’re using those hours well.
  3. Plan your projects beforehand. Have a big project at work? Schedule it well in advance and break it down into manageable chunks for you to take action.
  4. Accept failure as it comes. If you have a rough day and find yourself slipping back on work, remember that you’re only human! Only productivity machines can get work done 24/7, 7 days a week. Take some time for yourself, be forgiving, reset, and try again tomorrow.

Remember – as with all productivity tasks, the best way this method can work for you is if you make it your own. Spice it up as you please and you’ll find yourself being surprised at how well this fits your needs. For example, if you struggle with time management or are an over-perfectionist at planning, use productivity tools like a Timeqube to help you. A Timeqube is a colorful cube-shaped timer that changes color with the passing of time. It’s a simple, seamless tool to keep you on track even when you use the Bright Method — whether you’re spending time planning, visualizing work, or executing your tasks.

banerek timeqube min