My mother said to me If you become a soldier you will be a general; if you become a monk, you will end up as the pope. instead, I became a painter and would up as Picasso.
You can load yourself up with big, hunky day planner devices, computer software, notepads, different colored pens, stickes, ipads, iphone, strings tied around your thumbs, and a million little techniques and you will still be pitifully unproductive if you dont have your inner game under control.
Productivity is an inside-out game.
Having said that, I think you can surround yourself with three possible ways;
- by accident and happenstance, with no purpose in mind and no purpose served.
- Consciously or unconsciously, with things that trigger negative responses; frustration, anger, resentment, depression.
- Deliberately with things selected to reinforce positive-productive-responses.
The third looks to be the best option, go for it :))