Be brutally honest answering this: how do you spend your time each day? It’s not a secret that we all want to be more productive, but sometimes procrastination is hard to beat. Think of all the times when web browsing, emails, social media, blogs and other sweet distractions take you away from work that needs to get done.
“The hardest thing about being productive is not the work, but the split second it takes to decide to take control.” -David Allen.
Ahead, we share 4 productivity tools that we’ve tried at MoneyStrands to stay focused, get more done and still have time to do other things we love outside of work that make us the humans we are.
1. Google Calendar
Chances are you’ve already tried Google Calendar at some point. And with a good reason: it’s really useful. You can keep track of your events, share the calendar with your coworkers and set up reminders. Plus, it’s reliable and easy to use.
Excessive email may limit your productivity, unless you’re using an app like PolyMail to rule your inbox. It’s beautifully designed and comes with handy features like email tracking, automatic follow up reminders, calendar integrations and detailed contact profiles.
3. Focus Booster
Have you heard of the “pomodoro” technique? It’s a proven time management approach that encourages you to split your working time into short intervals. The goal is to keep your mind fresh and focused. Focus Booster helps you do just that.
Whether you work in your company office or remotely from anywhere in the world, Trello is a great app to collaborate, set deadlines and get important things done. Probably one of the simplest and most intuitive project management tools.
Have you used any of these apps before? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.