I don't know how ello works yet, what the "tone" of ello is, but I like productivity, so I'm going to talk about productivity. I like productivity a lot.
So there's this thing out there called the Pomodoro Method which I hate the name but most people know it by that. I call it the 20/10 method (borrowed from Unfuck Your Habitat which I like because productivity and swearing). Basically, you do a thing for twenty minutes, then you rest for ten.
I love this method for getting certain tasks done. Cleaning is a big one. I hate cleaning a lot, so I set a timer for 20 minutes and get to work. Then I chill for 10 minutes. Then I get back to cleaning for another 20. I cycle through this until I'm done with whatever I need to do or I'm totally over it.
My only problem with this method is that productivity peoples seem to want to apply it to literally everything, and some tasks really don't fit into the 20/10 model. In particular, things that require "flow" like programming and writing. Sometimes the time to get into the mental space to get into some really good productivity is as long or even longer than the twenty minutes of activity.
This is my thing with productivity tools in general. There are people who will swear by Church Of [Method] and will not hear anything else. But you have to use them in a way that works for you. 20/10s are great for getting very tasky-type things done, well-defined practical tasks. But higher-order thinking requires something else.
Also if you have a hard time with being clean at home but want to be cleaner, you should check out Unfuck Your Habitat http://www.unfuckyourhabitat.com/ Great methods and motivation and I like how the focus isn't on an overnight fix but on slowly and methodically developing healthy habits that make you feel more in control of your space.